He's done it again. Several weeks, ago, Jaylen Slade, IMG Academy junior track & field student-athlete, finished the 2021 VA Showcase with two PRs and the US No. 2 all-time performance in the 300m. It's only fitting that Slade wasn't quite satisfied with this accomplishment.
This weekend, Slade competed in the American Track League's indoor series in Arkansas where he set a new national high school record of 20.62 seconds in the 200m. According to MileSplit USA, "Slade's mark is also a new World Age Group for 17-year-olds, and [he's] now the only high school athlete to ever go under 21 seconds more than once."
Check out the moment through the video from ESPN below.
For the full story on MileSplit USA, click here.
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