I doubt Jeff Demps had time to read the Palm Beach County Championships article I wrote this morning, but even so he put to rest my suggestion that Leonardo Seymore might give him a challenge for the fastest high schooler in Florida title. Just moments ago in Gainesville at the Pepsi Florida Relays, Jeff ran a 10 point one seven!!! That time is one of the top three times in the WORLD so far this spring, by far the top high schooler in the country, and it is just one hundreth of a second shy of Houston McTear's state record. AND it was wind legal. HOLY COW!
Flrunners/MileSplit are on site getting coverage of the meet. Our friends at FloTrack are there as well. Look for a video interview and race footage of this amazing feat and plenty more Florida Relays action tonight and throughout the weekend!
Here is an interview I did with Jeff at the Spruce Creek Invitational talking about his goals for the year--namely 10.16, which he almost got today with months left in the national outdoor track season!