Shamali Whittle of Nottingham threw down the greatest sprint show in the history of the Central Jersey Sectional Championships by smashing the Central Jersey overall meet record in the 200-meter dash and running the fastest 100m and 200m times in the state this season over the last two days at Jackson Liberty.
And it could have been even better if it weren't for a check in error that prevented him from running the 110m hurdles, an event he leads the state in with a 14.10.
Whittle, a junior, won the 100m dash on Friday in 10.59, but he ran faster in the trials when he clocked a state leading 10.54, just off the overall sectional mark of 10.50 set in 2019 by his former teammate Dana Ridley. Whittle's 10.54 places him tied for No. 19 in state history, and is the fastest time in the state this season.
Then on Saturday, Whittle added the 200m record to his collection when he burned a state season leading 21.19, No. 12 in state history, to take down the meet record of 21.1 (converted to 21.34 auto) that Bryant McCombs of Old Bridge ran to win the CJ Group 4 race in 2006.