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ESPN: Grittiest High School Sprinter in America?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Carl Herrera, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Carl Herrera

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    Shout out to Jerome Solomon.
     
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    He's a student of the track...and the field too.
     
  3. Astrodome

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    He has a sturdy lunch pail
     
  4. Nook

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    People don’t know how talented he is.

    He hadn’t ran the 100 since the 8th grade and at his first meet ran not just the best 100 time in the USA for high school kids... he ran the fast 100 time in the ENTIRE USA this year.

    He also is the top 200.... 400 ... and long jumper in the nation in high school.

    He is the best high school track star in at least 40 years and he doesn’t have an excessive amount of experience either.

    He also is strongly considering playing football at UGA next year.
     
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    Must have a good motor.
     
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    I can't figure out if he's white or not. He looks white, but clearly is mixed ethnicity?
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    1) Scrappy
    2) High motor
    3) Gamer
    4) Sneaky athletic
    5) Gritty
    6) Winner
    7) High ___ IQ
    8) Good fundamentals
    9) Plays the game the right way
    10) Lunch pail guy
    11) Heady and/or cerebral
    12) Deceptive speed
    13) Gym rat
    14) Intangibles
    15) Gets the most out of his abilities
    16) Has a lot of heart
    17) Grinder
    18) Out-hustles
    19) Someone you’d love your daughter to date
    20) David Eckstein
    21) Wes Welker type
    22) Coach's son
    23) Faster than he appears

    from Awful Announcing
     
  8. DFWRocket

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    I don't get why people are making a deal out of his race. Why does it matter if he's white, black or mixed?

    Also it's insulting to insinuate that he must be doing PEDs in order to beat the African American runners.
     
  9. leroy

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    You answered your own question.
     
  10. Jontro

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    we are witnessing history, possibly a bronze/silver medal candidate for the olympics.
     
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    It's probably been decades since anybody that wasn't of African descent made the olympic finals in the 100.

    If he grows on this and actually competes for a medal at the olympics he will be quite the amazing outlier.
     
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    How would his 10.13 rank in the world this year? I root for all houston athletes.
     
  13. Zboy

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    Not very good.

    NBA players bring the ball at the half court line in 8 seconds or less.
     
  14. leroy

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    Tied for 24th in the world. 9th fastest American. Tied for fastest Under 20 time and would be the fastest U18 time by 0.19 seconds.

    IAAF 100 Meters men 2019
     
  15. Houstunna

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    I attended Strake a couple years. Pretty cool a guy from there is doing big things.

    His race is extremely notable similar to Barack, Linsanity, Bird, or that HS female (sex in this case) dunking.
     
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    If you count his 9.98 he would have finished 7th in the Rio Olympics.
     
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