C'bar's Wilson sets sights on 100m record

February 13, 2016
@Normal:Calabar's Tyreke Wilson.

Despite not yet being in his best physical shape, Calabar High's sprint star, Tyreke Wilson, remains confident of breaking the Class Two 100-metre record at next month's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.

Wilson turned heads with an impressive 10.97 seconds in the 100m at the Youngster Goldsmith Classic last Saturday, and is very confident that Calabar will retain the boys' title at next month's championships.

"Well, I don't see any competition. Champs is ours again this year," he said while dismissing the chances of arch-rivals Kingston College and Jamaica College.

He said they are feeling no real pressure.

"Not really any pressure ... . We are focused; no pressure," Wilson reiterated.

Wilson, who already has four championship medals so far (three gold and one silver), will be one of the athletes to watch next month, and his training is progressing well.

"Getting the 100m record is my main focus at Champs, and hopefully, after Champs, I will be fit to go to CARIFTA and represent my country," he told STAR Sports.

He added: "My focus and mindset going into Champs is just to keep myself fit and healthy. If I am ok physically, then I know everything else will fall into place."

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