On Saturday, Papillion-La Vista junior-to-be and current Bellevue Breeze track club sprinter Kenzo Cotton smoked a 21.27 to capture the intermediate boys 200 meter championship at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics in Baltimore Maryland.
Cotton’s legal non-wind-aided JO championship time eclipses the Nebraska high school state record 21.31 mark that he set at the 2012 state meet and it moves him that much closer to his goal of breaking the 21 second barrier before he leaves high school.
Congratulations Kenzo and good luck in the 100 meter finals on Sunday!
UPDATE: Sunday…Kenzo Cotton doubles up in Baltimore by adding the IB 100 meter championship to the 200 meter title he won yesterday. Running into a slight headwind (-0.9), Cotton pushed out a 10.71 to easily best the rest of the field.
Clara Nichols ran a 2:13.40 PR to win the silver medal in a great young women 800 meter race.
The Oklahoma State recruit was nudged out of the gold medal by Chicago Striders’ Dhiaa Dean (2:12.38).