LAKEWOOD - Will Domier was always one of the fastest kids around in middle school, he just didn't care much for track and field.

Football and baseball were the only sports for Domier until he decided to give track a shot for his junior season at Holy Family High School last year.

Two years into his track career, Domier was crowned a state champion to cap his senior season.

In the Class 4A 100-meter dash state finals on Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium, Domier finished first in 10.98 seconds, edging Longmont's Trevor Cook by one hundredth of a second in one of the most exciting finishes of the 2016 meet.

"I crossed the finish line and I was just waiting for the results to come up on the screen," Domier said. "I felt like I won but you always have that little doubt, especially when it's so close. I'm so proud of the work I put in during the offseason and it's amazing to think that I won."

Domier, a defensive end and tailback for the Tigers football team, wasn't even at the state meet in 2015. Having not qualified as a junior, he didn't consider himself a title contender until he broke 11 seconds in the 100 earlier this season.

Still a bit raw in his technique, Domier got out of the block slowly in the 2016 finals. But he was able to overcome the early deficit and close on the leaders in the final 30 meters to win the photo finish.


"My block slipped at the start so I wouldn't say I was at the very back but I was definitely not in the front," Domier said. "I had to catch up and I'm glad it turned out how it did."

Once purely a football and baseball player, Domier said he will probably run track in college.

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