Norwalk – More than anything, sprinter Ameer Webb seemed overwhelmed by a breakthrough afternoon and the place the path he blazed through the 58th Annual Mt. SAC Relays Saturday had taken him and his career that afterward he struggled to find his bearings even in a most familiar setting.
Webb shook his head, in disbelief as much as exhaustion, when asked to reflect on his eye-popping performance at Falcon Stadium and a day that had been a long time coming.
“It’s a blessing,” he finally said.
Webb, the former Tustin High and Cerritos College standout, rocketed to the world’s fastest marks in 2016 in both the 100 and 200 meters on an afternoon on the Cerritos campus that was both a homecoming and a coming out party of sorts, which might seem strange given that he won NCAA 200 titles both indoors and outdoors at Texas A&M.
But a performance that put Webb into contention for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in both events later this summer was vindication after more than two rough years in the post-collegiate wilderness in which he was largely forgotten by the sport and grew so frustrated that he considered walking away from it….