On a night when a majority of track fans were anticipating a historic run by the U.S. high school runners from Newbury Park in the two-mile, the men’s 4x400m relay stole the spotlight. At the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday evening, a fight broke out at the finish line between teams from Long Beach Wilson and Central Fresno high schools.
The Long Beach Wilson team led by 50 meters going into the anchor leg when Central Fresno runner Jeremiah Walker split 23 seconds over the opening 200m of his anchor leg to close the gap. As Walker passed the LB Wilson runner, Diego Alveradoof, with 100m to go, Alveradoof tripped and fell, which resulted in LB Wilson finishing third. At the finish, Averadoof confronted Walker, which led to a brawl breaking out between the two teams.
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Another video recorded by the fans shows the insane moments after the TV crew decided to cut the “action”:
According to witnesses, there was no blatant on as Walker made his pass on the outside. After Alveradoof finished, he immediately went up to Walker to call him out, initiating the dispute.
It took race officials several minutes to defuse the situation. Both teams were later disqualified for their actions. This is the second fight to break out at a U.S. high school meet in two weeks.
The situation is just insane, this looks like some third-world country, not the America that we all grew up in!
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