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Football: Track All-America honor to Muhammad

Cal freshman running back Khalfani Muhammad has earned high school All-America honors from Track and Field News, which named him the top-ranked 200-meter dash runner in 2013, according to the magazine’s current issue.

Muhammad, who attended Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, earned the award after victories at the Mt. SAC Relays and the California state meet and runnerup performances at Arcadia and the USA Junior championships, where he was the highest-finishing high school entry. His season-best time was 20.73 seconds.

Muhammad also was ranked third by magazine in the 100 meters, owing to victories at Arcadia, Mt. SAC and the California state meet. His best 100 time: 10.33, although he ran 10.22 wind-aided.

No other prep sprinter was ranked among the nation’s top-3 by Track and Field News.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Eric

    Khalfani will be a force for Cal in Pac-12 track this year (and it has been a long time since Cal was good in the sprints).

    His former track and football high school teammate, Koa Farmer, is a Cal commit and is doing exceedingly well for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Nice pipeline developing there.

  • covinared

    I am starting to see why Dykes puts him out there as much as he does, but am not convinced he is the answer. Maybe next year when he gets stronger. Vereen went down easy his first year, but not after that. Lasco must still be hurt. Bigelow is starting to come around. The run game is improving.

  • 707 Bear

    Eric

    Your two cents on the season?

    Go Bears

  • Eric

    I said after the WSU game – when I had to eat crow in favor of Woj and Cow, one of whom is most likely the nom de guerre of the Moron and other is just a walking depression – that it was a lost season and I would check back in January. When we get to January, I’ll try to gather my thoughts as to why, but after that game everything that followed is really to keep people healthy (which has failed) and try to build on something for 2014 (which has mostly failed, though I give credit to Dykes for trying).

    I am just glad my guy Khalfani is getting meaningful touches and is playing well. I was very happy to see in the U$C and Zona games some use of him on wheel routes and stretch runs to take advantage of his speed. The run between the tackles is not something that makes sense with him – not until we either dramatically improve the o-line blocking or we have a QB who far more likely to run on designed plays. If one of the other backs can become a legitimate between the tackles guy who can hold on to the damn ball – Lasco? Ervin? – Khalfani becomes even more dangerous.

    So unless you see articles on KM, I won’t be commenting on football until New Year’s Day, and will instead enjoy our very young, talented, and hopefully successful basketball team.

  • Eric

    I’ll add that I am going to be at Folsom Field this Saturday for the Pac-12 Pillow Fight of the Year, and I boldly predict we will win.

    And I encourage all y’all to watch Koa Farmer and the #6 (LA Times Poll) Sherman Oaks Notre Dame Knights play this Friday in a CIF Southern Section play-off game. I think it is on Fox Sports West.

  • 707 Bear

    So unless you see articles on KM, I won’t be commenting on football until New Year’s Day..

    Perhaps a recap of the game day experience from Boulder?

    I’ll be listening to Starkey on KGO and attending senior day for the Aggies of UCD. Coach Gould has had a rough first year.

    Go Bears, beat the Buffs!