WALNUT — That little extra weight on the back shoulders of Glendale High junior Michael Davis was the collective aspirations and interest of a region at the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday.
When Davis finished second in the Division I boys' 200-meter dash in a time of 21.40 seconds, he earned advancement to Friday's Masters Meet at Cerritos College not just for himself, but for the collective La Cañada-Glendale-Burbank area, as Davis was the region's lone qualifier.
"I wasn't thinking about qualifying as much as doing my best," Davis said. "I wasn't happy with my time in the 100 and had to do better."
Davis' mark of 21.40 was an improvement upon his seeded time of 21.58 and was fifth-best overall in easily hitting the top-nine barrier to advance in track events.
Davis' motivation for the 200 was his third-place effort in the Division 1 boys' 100 race in which he finished in 10.76, but did not qualify as the mark was 12th overall.