An AAU Junior Olympics national record was set by 16-year-old African American youngster Antwan Hughes Jr. of Winston Salem, North Carolina, who is currently the fastest 16-year-old in the country.
Antwan beat Jerrae Hawkins, who came in second, by.02 seconds as he completed the 100-meter race in just 10.48 seconds.
According to Hughes, who set the aim of winning, “I went into the race thinking I was going to win.”
“When I reached the finish line, I simply maintained my momentum and convinced myself that I would prevail.
The other person was next to me when I got out, but in the final 20 meters, I pushed ahead and took first place.
Antwan’s recent achievement came after a setback as he couldn’t perform during his previous track season due to injury.
But with the help of his father Antwan Hughes Sr., who is also his coach, he relentlessly worked towards his recovery.
He kept his rigorous workouts and high protein intake to get back in shape and exceed his goals.
Antwan, who is currently a student at Parkland High School, says that his next goal is to go to D1 in college and then go pro.
“My plan is to go to D1 in college and go pro that’s my plan and always been my goal, that’s what I am planning to do,” he said.