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Wilson headed to UCLA

Trinity Wilson, one of the top high school track and field athletes in the country, said she will sign a letter-of-intent with UCLA on Wednesday.
“It was the best fit for me. Everybody was really team-oriented,” said the St. Mary’s High senior about UCLA. “I love the school.”

She was also impressed with the Bruins coaching staff. Head coach Jeanette Bolden is an Olympic gold medalist and she was named the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team coach for the 2008 Beijing Games. Bob Kersee, a volunteer coach for the hurdles and multievents, has coached numerous athletes to Olympic and World Championship medals.
“Coach Bolden seemed like a really good coach and she seemed like she will get me really prepared,” Wilson said. “I just knew Bobby Kersee already had the experience. He has coached Olympic athletes, everything I was aspiring to do.”
Besides UCLA, Wilson said her finalists were University of Arizona and USC.
Wilson won a California Interscholastic Federation state championship title in the 100-meter high hurdles June 4 to end her impressive 2011 high school season. Over the next two months, she won 100 hurdles titles at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships, the World Youth Championships and the Pan-American Junior Championships. Her time at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships, a wind-legal 13.15 seconds, ranked No. 1 in the event among national high school female athletes in 2011.

Phil Jensen

  • S1lverngreen

    One of the top female youth hurdlers in the world! Great gal too! Could not have happened to a better person! Way to go Trinity, we’ll look for you in the 2016 Olympics!

  • http://aol BigJoe

    making smchs alumni proud!

  • http://aol YoMama

    would like to see some short relays out at deLa this yr- Vitalie, Teo, Hutchinson, Barton 41.5.
    Can Egu sprint too?
    Bye the way my hounds got mudhen. It was chicken lickin’ good.

  • http://aol BigDog

    Jay Lawson has done a great job with SMCHS women’s track the over the years!