Willingboro freshman Malachi James ran 7.20 to easily win the freshman 60-meter dash at the adidas Indoor Nationals Saturday in Virginia Beach.
James had run an all-time Burlington County #4 7.16 in the trials earlier Saturday in his first lifetime high school race.
In the final, James wasn’t pushed.
Jason Truitt of Salesianum High Shool in Wilmington, Del., took second in 7.33. James’ time in the trials is No. 2 in the U.S. among freshmen this season, behind only Jelani Watkins of Klein Forest High School in Houston, who ran 6.95 at the Galleria Games in December in Birmingham, Ala.
James was also entered in the freshman 200 but scratched.