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Calabar's Wilson eager for Champs

Published:Monday | March 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

AFTER massive improvement in the 200 metres where he clocked a career-best 21.95 seconds to improve on his previous best of 22.71 seconds to win his Class Three event, Calabar High School's Tyreke Wilson cannot wait for Champs to begin.

"I am ready to get on to the track for this year's Championships as I have been preparing quite well all season for my two individual events - the 100 and 200 metres - and I want to do very well to help my team in retaining their title", said Wilson, who was second a year ago in the Class Three 100m to Kingston College's Jhevaughn Matherson.

After his fantastic sub-22 clocking at the Corporate Area Development Meet a few weeks ago, Wilson said he was surprised at his time.

running off instructions

"I was a bit shocked because after coming off the curve I did not run fast in the last 40 metres as I was running off instructions from my coach and to know that I went so fast is really unbelievable," he said.

Naturally, Wilson thinks he can go much faster.

"I think I can run around 21.6 seconds and I will get the competition here as my teammate and good friend, Christopher Taylor, will push me to the limit as we both want to score maximum points here for our team," he continued.

As a matter of fact, points more than winning, matter more to Wilson.

He said: "We have been good friends from us both were competing at primary school and this will not change as we both want to do well for our school and it does not matter who wins, as long as we both finish in the top two."

Wilson, who could only compete in one event a year ago because of his age, is happy he can now do two individual events.

"I only did one event a year ago because I was a Class Four athlete. But now I am happy that I can do more now in helping my team to get more points," said Wilson, who wants to improve on his 100 metres personal best of 11.01 seconds.

He also expressed confidence in Calabar retaining their title.