Best Boys Straightaway Sprinters of 2019, So Far

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How many times have we seen this lean during the 2019 indoor season?

There really isn't much separating Zion "Flash" Gordon and Cameron Harris.

While they at least try to differentiate from each other by wearing opposing colors (red shorts vs blue shorts; black top vs white top, or shorter hair vs longer hair), their season bests in the 60 and the 60 hurdles are nearly identical. 

It's already rare enough to share the same season best down to the hundredth of a second in one event, but Gordon and Harris almost share two.

They share a 6.87 season best in the 60, and Gordon nips Harris at the line in the 60 hurdles, 7.91 to 7.92. 

Gordon and Harris have leaned at the line over a dozen times this season, and if we were to combine their 60 and 60 Hurdle times, we see much of the same. 

If we combine their races, this "race" would go to Gordon. His combined times would be 14.78, which would just ahead of Harris, who comes in a hundredth of a second back in 14.79.

.01 separates Gordon and Harris across two events.

Hurdles or no hurdles, Gordon and Harris are the top two straightaway sprinters in Colorado, so far. 

Behind them, Joel Nyatusah has been quietly making gains. His 7.14 in the 60 and 8.01 in the 60H add up to 15.15 for the No. 3 straightaway sprinter. And just a few tenths of a second back is Zaire Jackson, who has a combined time of 15.25, and Mason Anthony, who has a combined time of 15.33. 

Athlete60 60 H Combined
Zion Gordon 6.877.9114.78
Cameron Harris 6.877.9214.79
Joel Nyatusah 7.148.0115.15
Mason Anthony 7.178.1615.33
Dane Palazzo 7.188.3815.56
Zaire Jackson 7.218.0415.25
Zach Reid 7.308.3515.65
Charles Nnantah Jr 7.368.9116.27
Nate Hanson 7.368.2615.62
Elijah Brown 7.398.4515.84
Fischer James Argosino 7.398.6816.07
Ian Gray 7.468.4415.90
Osirus Smith 7.479.1116.58
Austin Schlaver 7.489.3016.78
Kevin Frye 7.518.6316.14