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LEON WILKERSON

Long Sprints

5-11/150

Ind: Sophomore, Out: Sophomore

Belle Glade, Fla. (Glades Central HS)

BD: 11/14/77 (Belle Glade, Fla.)



CAREER VICTORIES:
2
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

200m: 22:55 - 2000 Fast Times Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 49.45 - 2000 SEC Indoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
400m: 47.87 - 2000 USTCA Team Championships, Austin, Texas

HONORS: (One time NCAA All-American) 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American, 4x400m Relay.

2000 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 22.55 (200m) and 47.87 (400m) (49.45 indoors)... Competed in 10 meets (Six Indoors, Four Outdoors)... Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m Relay (Anchor leg with White, Armstrong and Mann), 3:04.80; 13th in the prelims of the 400m, 48.84 - did not advance to the finals... 10th in the preliminaries of the USTCA Team Championships 400m, 47.87 - Personal Record... Third in the Florida Relays Invitational 4x400m Relay (Third leg with White, Armstrong and King), 3:09.76; 26th in the collegiate 400m... NCAA Outdoor provisional qualifier with the 4x400m relay (3:04.80)... NCAA Indoor All-American (fifth place) with the 4x400m Relay (Third leg with White, Mann and Abiola), 3:08.22... Fifth in the SEC Indoor Championships Distance Medley Relay (400m leg with Duncan, Ortiz and Chambers), 9:57.76... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with the 4x400m Relay team (3:09.83).

2000 WINS (2): (i) Fast Times Invitational (3/2) 4x400m: 3:09.83; (o) Sea Ray Relays (4/15) 4x400m (2): 3:06.60.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1997 4A 400m state champion, 47.7 . High School Coach: Dean McDonald.

PREP BESTS: 400m: 47.7. "BEYOND THE STATS": Competed for Florida in 1998 before leaving the team and returning in 2000... Received Comeback Award from the UF coaches in 2000... Had an undefeated wrestling season in 1996... 1997 Brain Bowl Champion... Person he admires most is Jesus Christ because of his diligence and his obedience to his Father... Son of Mary Wilkerson... Born Leon E. Wilkerson on November 14, 1977 in BelleGlade, Fla.... Has an older brother, Novie, and younger sister, Mary.

MAJOR: Undecided.

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