by Desmond G. Palmer, posted on 4/1/2012
Champs 2012 Class 1 double sprint champion and 2011 Carifta 200m defending champion Delano Williams of Munro College will be quite busy going into the summer. The 18-yr-old Turks and Caicos Islands national confirmed yesterday that he will be competing for his country at the World Junior Games and has applied to run for Britain at the London Olympic Games. Turks and Caicos does not have an association.
“I just got my passport Friday from the British Embassy,” he told the media in a post-race interview, while feeling fatigue from the heavy head wind he fought in the 200m final. “I will be representing Britain…[first] go to the trials, and then represent the Turks and Caicos at the World Juniors.” He has personal bests of 10.34secs and 20.53 for the 100m and 200m, respectively, registered in February of this year.
But Williams has a game plan to deal with the heavy schedule. “That’s why I discipline myself. I have my 3Ds: discipline, dedication and determination, and they are working right now,” he noted.
The articulate 6th-form student-athlete, who won the Class 1 Boys 100m final on Friday in 10.37 and the 200m final on Saturday in 21.18, was gracious in victory, acknowledging the prowess of Bridgeport’s Murphy who defeated him last year. “He is a great competitor, I was surprised, I though he had it [100m] over me,” he said. “I know Murphy is not a 100%, but when he is 100% he will come seriously.”
Williams should be representing his country at the Carifta Games this weekend and Munro at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this monthend.
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