The Adidas Boost Boston Games is a very... unique track meet. It is what you would call a 'street meet', because what they do is they lay a 200 meter straight track surface on Boylston Street in Boston, MA, and hold a track meet there! They have regular events, such as the 100m and 200m, and the 100/110mH, but they also have events that are not run as often, such as the 200mH, the 600m, and even the 150m.
Created in 2016, this track meet hosts numerous professional athletes, sponsored by Adidas, and has had Olympians, National, and even World Record Holders run at this meet. Just in this year's edition of the meet, they had prestigious competition such as Ajee Wilson, American Record Holder in the Women's 800m, Noah Lyles, the 2019 World Champion in the 200m, World record holder Grant Holloway, the 2019 World Champion and multiple time NCAA champion in the 110mH, Wayde van Niekerk, who holds the world record in the 400m and is the reigning Olympic champion... I could sit here for hours typing out the list of elite athletes in the field.
However, in addition to the professional fields run at this prestigious track meet, this meet also includes 2 High School events, where only the nation's best high schoolers are invited to compete. The 2 events that are held for the high school athletes are the Mile, and the 100m.
In the Adidas HS Girls' 100m, MRA's Kennedi Sanders, the State record holder in the Girls' 400m with a time of 53.19, was invited to compete, an event that only 5 athletes are selected to run. Sanders held her own against some national caliber competition, in an event that is not her main specialty, and ran a BLAZING 11.36, which was good for the Bronze medal. Sander's time was a Season Best, and just off of her PR, and sets her up nicely for the rest of the summer as she will most likely compete in her main events, the 200m and 400m.
Then, the Adidas HS Boys' 100m was up next, and yet another Mississippi athlete was selected to compete with the nation's best. This time, it was Jordan Anthony's turn to show the field what he was made of. Some of the sprinters Anthony was slated to go up against were big-time names such as IMG Academy's Jaylen Slade, the 2021 Adidas Indoor National Champion in the 60m, and 20.52 200m runner Gavin Schurr from Boulder, Colorado. Anthony, however, was not there just to compete... he was there to win. And that's exactly what he did.
That's right, your 2021 Adidas Boost Boston CHAMPION in the Adidas HS 100m, from Tylertown, MS, was none other than Jordan Anthony, taking down an incredible field, which he won by out-leaning competitors at the line and took the title by 5 thousandths of a second, running 10.45 for the win. He narrowly out-leaned Schurr for second place, also running 10.45, and Florida standout Jaylen Slade took 3rd in 10.47.
The Mississippi MileSplit Community is EXTREMELY proud of these 2 athletes that showed up and showed out in Boston, and represented the state of Mississippi very well, and I am 100% positive that they will continue to represent the state well as they continue to compete in summer track this year.
Watch Anthony's and Sander's Interview at the Mississippi Meet of Champions Below