Kesean Carter blasts out of the blocks at 2018 UIL 6A 100m
The UIL Texas state meet showed that we have the leg speed that most states only wished they could see. Unfortunately, not everyone was lucky enough to see the display in person.
This week, some were lucky enough that some of our top sprinters took their show on the road to exhibit to the national audience.
Mansfield Lake Ridge senior and 5A 100m runner-up Kelly Rowe, Kennedale sophomore and 4A 100m runner up Alexis Brown, The Woodlands senior and 6A 100m champ KeSean Carter, and Mansfield Legacy senior and 5A runner up Jais Smith all took to the Boston Boost Games Dream 100m event to battle other national sprinters.
Rowe was able to run to a second place finish with her 11.71 and Brown jetted to a 11.73 for a third place finish. Both girls were able to get quality times for their profiles as they ran with a wind legal .07 wind reading.
Alexis Brown sprints to the finish line at the 2018 UIL 4A 100m
Following the girls race, the boys would hit the track next. Carter and Smith both lined up representing the Lone Star State. Carter would dash to the win with at 10.31 backing up his 10.22 just last week and Smith would finish in fifth place with a 10.72. As with the girls, both runners would get wind legal races as the wind was well below the allowable 2.2 with a .08 reading.
More importantly, the group of Texans would make it possible for the second straight year a Texas has won one of the Dream 100 races with Carter's win. Last year, Kalon Barnes followed up his UIL 4A win and then travelled to Boston and won the boys race in 10.34.