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Bryan O’Neal repeats the time — 11.11 seconds — several times. As if it will eventually start to make sense the more times he says it.
“He ran an 11.11,” said O’Neal, the track and field coach at Mississippi. “Eleven point eleven seconds. Can you believe that?”
It is an impossible story, except for the fact that it is happening right now. Yes, Isiah Young finished last in the Kansas Class 6A 100-meter final four years ago with a time of 11.11 seconds.
And yes, he will run the 200 at the Olympics next month in London after becoming an All-American for Mississippi this season and whipping off a time of 20.16 in the 200 at the Olympic Trials, good for the final U.S. spot in the event.