Saturday, May 01, 2010

High school sports: Runners eye big picture

Nearly ten minutes after her photo finish in the 100-meter hurdles Friday night, Katie Nelms was asked if she won the race.
Nelms didn't know, and wasn't worried about the result at the Top-8 Track and Field Classic. It turned out that she had edged Mount Pleasant's Shanique Walker by two hundredths of a second with a time of 14.29 seconds, but the talented senior was looking at the big picture.
"This meet isn't about winning, it's about training for the big meets at the end of the year," Nelms said.
The Stanford-bound senior, who went on to win the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.90, leads a strong group of female athletes from Santa Clara County who have signed letters of intent.
Peaking at the perfect time last season, Nelms impressed college recruiters at the California State Meet with a second-place finish in the 100 meters and a fourth place showing in the 300 hurdles.
She was considering schools such as UCLA, Baylor and Harvard before taking a trip to the Farm.
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