Xavier Young won three 11-12 y.o. boys sprint events at the Leander Spartans Inv. this weekend
Photo Credit: Martelle Luedecke
He is big, in fact way bigger than most 12 year olds and he is fast, also way faster than most 12 year olds. His name is Xavier Young and the Track Dynamite sprinter had a heck of a track meet this past weekend in Liberty Hill, Texas.
The pre-teen took to the track in three sprint events and in those three events, he came away with three big time wins. The most impressive thing was how he did it. Young performed in the way every track coach likes to see their athletes do it -- aggressively.
In the 100m, after the gun sounded, there was little doubt who the winner would be. Lining up in lane four, Young's red jersey and flowing locks of hair would be all you'd see in the front of the 11-12 year old boys race. He powered his way through to the finish line winning the event by 1.25 seconds over the second place runner.
Boys 11-12 100m
In the 200m, the results again were just about the same; Young would jet to the front from the start. Before the middle of the curve, there again was no question who the presumptive winner would be.
This race perhaps was the most impressive race of the day for the young speedster. It was his last of three races and it followed perhaps one of the toughest races on the track, especially for a tall and stocky 12 year old. Young had previously ran the 400m before his final race. The 400m takes speed and endurance, the type that on a hot and humid day could wear away at such a young athlete.
Boys 11-12 200m
Nevertheless, this youngster would power through the 400m in typical Xavier Young aggressive form -- from the beginning. He attacked it much like he did in the 100m and led from start to finish in 59.05, nearly four seconds ahead of second place.
Going back to the 200m, one would understand if such a young athlete would breakdown in the final stretch of the race. Even older athletes begin to lose their form, expediting deceleration. Not this kid, it was like he never even ran two previous races. The power and strength he showed in earlier races would be displayed once again as he maintained his running form through the finish line for his third win of the day and an impressive 25.85 time.