By Jimmy Durkin
Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 10:03 pm in Uncategorized.
Wow is about the only word worth describing the way St. Elizabeth High senior Ashton Purvis completed her high school career. The Miami-bound star won the 100 meters in a national-leading wind-legal time of 11.17. That’s the seventh-best time EVER in the United States by a high school athlete and the second-best ever in California. Only Marion Jones (Heard of her? Yeah, I thought so.) has ever run faster with her time of 11.14 at the 1992 CIF state meet. Purvis then raced to another personal-best of 22.90 in the 200 meters, again the best time in the nation this year. Simply unbelievable and a real thrill to watch. I don’t think this is the last time you’ll hear the name Ashton Purvis.