By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 4:37 pm in Uncategorized.
Trinity Wilson of St. Mary’s High and the East Oakland Youth Development Center is headed to the World Youth Championships after winning the girls 100-meter high hurdles final at World Youth Trials at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Wilson, who won the California Interscholastic Federation state championship title in the event earlier this month, produced a time of 13.42 seconds on Wednesday to win by .10. The World Youth Championships are from July 6-10 at Lille, France.
“It felt pretty strong and relaxed,” said Wilson, who faced a challenge early in Wednesday’s race. “I went right into the first hurdle, but after that I recovered and was able to finish my race.
“I just told myself to get it back together.”
It’s been quite a week for Wilson. At the USA Junior Championships in Eugene Ore. on June 24, Wilson won the girls 100 high hurdles in a wind-legal 13.15 seconds, a personal record by a whopping .23 seconds and .31 ahead of second-place finisher Bridgette Owens of Clemson.
Sasha Wallace of Holy Names High, and Wilson’s teammate on the East Oakland Youth Development Center squad, placed third in the girls triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 8 3/4 inches. She achieved that mark on her fourth of six attempts.
In the boys high jump, Noel Frazier of California High and the Beast Athletic Performance club was fourth (6-4 3/4).