Sometimes one great video highlight uncovers another that has already happened, but hasn’t previously received the attention it deserves. That was certainly the case in the great broad public finally laying its eyes on the finest moment of Las Vegas sprinter Tre James‘ 2016 season.
James, a 100 and 200-meter specialist, was running the anchor leg of the 4×100-meter relay at the Skyhawk Invitational in late April. By the time he got the baton, James’ Las Vegas relay squad appeared cooked, between 5 and 10 yards behind the leaders. For most, that would have signaled the time to waive the white flag. For James? It was time to double-down and head for the line.
He got there first thanks to a truly remarkable push, edging past the man he trailed with a frantic final lean.
Even more miraculous than James’ win was this: He had already won both the 100 and 200 in the same day.
James is a senior at Las Vegas, and he’s had a heck of a season, posting the fastest 100 and 200 times in the state. He’s a Southern Utah signee, and if his performance at the Skyhawk Invitational is any indication, he may be a true star in the making.