Jahvid Best will be the fastest guy on the field when California plays host to Eastern Washington, a FCS program, on Saturday. But at least one EWU player might be able to keep up with him. Back in 2007, Eagles running back Taiwan Jones and Best were track rivals.
As a high school seniors, Jones ran against Best for the 100-meter title at the California Interscholastic Federation Championships. After they finished with the two best times in the preliminaries, Best won the title with a wind-aided time of 10.31. Jones settled for fourth with a 10.58 clocking, but during the year had a 10.53 time to his credit. Best's best was a 10.36 clocking. Jones, by the way, beat Best in something last weekend. Best went 73 yards for a touchdown against Maryland, but Jones took his first carry of the game against Western Oregon 87 yards for a score.