Wilson wins Pan American track title

Trinity Wilson completed her outstanding summer track and field season Friday in a way that was very familiar — by crossing the finish line first.
Wilson, a St. Mary’s High student, won the 100-meter hurdles at the Pan American Junior Championships in Miramar, Fla., with a time of 13.17 seconds (wind-legal). The second-place finisher, Danielle Williams of Jamaica, finished .15 behind Wilson after sticking with her in the front part of the race.
“At the end, I think I put it together, and it was exciting to win and get another championship title,” said Wilson in a phone interview. “I don’t think it was a standout race for me, but it was an exciting race to finish the season off.”
It has been quite a summer for Wilson.
On June 4, she won the California Interscholastic Federation state championship in the 100 hurdles to end her high school season. On June 24, she was victorious at the USA Junior Championships with a big personal best of 13.15 in the event. Then on July 7, Wilson won the event at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France, with a time of 13.11 over shorter 30-inch hurdles. Both times were wind-legal. She was also selected to appear in the Faces In The Crowd section in Sports Illustrated for the July 25 issue, which was news to her Friday.
“It’s been hectic but exciting. I love this track life, being able to do well and travel everywhere,” said Wilson about the past month. “It just makes me look forward to the future.”

Phil Jensen