Track and Field: Humphreys runs past the competition

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Led by Tevijon Williams and Jaela Higgs, Pacific high school’s unofficial “Fastest Human” and “Fastest Female,” Humphreys’ track and field team soared like no Blackhawk has before.

Humphreys became the first DODEA Pacific school to sweep the boys, girls and overall titles in Division II one year and in Division I the next, outdistancing four-time defending champion Kinnick for top large-schools honors on Thursday.

Along the way, Williams, a freshman, and Higgs, a junior, each swept their sprint races, the 100, 200 and 400, with Williams erasing the three-year-old meet and Pacific record in the 100, clocking 10.77, a hundredth-of a second faster than the old mark.

“It felt good,” said Williams, adding that he didn’t think he’d do better than 10.9 but was trying for the 10.8 range. “I came here just wanting to break 11 and hit somewhere around 10.9.”

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