Denver East's Arria Minor runs 11.31, ties state record in the 100 meters

Arria Minor Denver East

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LAKEWOOD — Denver East's Arria Minor has tied the overall state record in the girls 100 meter dash at the 2019 state track and field championships.

The senior won the 100 meters in 11.31, tying the time set by former George Washington star Caryl Smith in 1987.

"The hundred has never been my race," Minor said. "I've always been a 400 runner so just seeing that time, I was really shocked. I didn't really know how to take it at the time. And when I saw that it was wind legal, I was like, 'OK, we're good.' It feels really good. I'm really happy about it."

Minor entered with a seed time of 11.79. Her previous personal best was 11.38, which she ran at the Mullen Invitational in 2018.

Minor's time of 11.31 also breaks the previous Class 5A state meet record of 11.33, set by Regis Jesuit's Ana Holland in 2013.

With the win, Minor is now a four-time champion in the 100 meters.

"It felt like every other race I've run," Minor said. "I was really just in tunnel vision and focused on getting to the line. Once I got there and kind of just relaxed, seeing that time up there was pretty surreal."

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