Starkville sprinter Tavaris Tate ran the nation’s fastest high school time in the 400 meters Saturday at the Region 1-5A meet in Tupelo.
Tate won the race in 45.78 seconds. He also owns the nation’s best clocking in the 200 meters with a 20.89 recorded earlier this month in Mobile, Ala.
“He’s amazing,” Tupelo coach Nathan Hall said. “We may not ever see another one like him come through here. He’s got a legit chance to win the 100, 200 and 400 meters at the state meet.”
The MHSAA 5A state meet is May 9 in Pearl.
The Associated Press