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Emmanuel Bynum Looks To Contend For Three Titles   

Emmanuel Bynum after a 200m race earlier this year. 
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When10:50 AM  Saturday, April 20 - Boys 100 Meter Dash High School Finals
When2:45 PM Saturday, April 20 - Boys 200 Meter Dash High School Finals
When1:15 PM Saturday, April 20 - Boys 400 Meter Dash High School Finals
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Whitehaven High School (TN) senior Emmanuel Bynum is entered to run in three events at this weekends meet. Bynum is scheduled to run the 100m, 200m, and 400m and he is in the hunt for a chance to sweep the wins in all three. 

The 400m race is by far Bynum's best chance for an outright win as he comes in with the current US No. 5 time of 47.04. He ran that time about a month ago at the Sugar Bowl Track and Field Classic in Louisiana. He's currently ranked 37th on the MileSplit50 rankings but lowering his 400m time sub 47 could help his chances to move up.  

In the 200m Bynum again comes in as the favorite but this time by a much slimmer margin. He holds a PR of 21.13 but just on his heels is Southwestern's (KY) Jp Vaught. Vaught has a PR of 21.33 from last year at the Kentucky State Track Meet. He has yet to break 22-seconds this outdoor season but if there was a meet to do it at this would be the one.  

The last individual event Bynum is entered in is the 100m where he will face his stiffest competition from guys like Henry Clay's (KY) Langston Jackson. Jackson has the fastest time in the field and should be ultimately be considered the favorite as it's the only individual event he's entered in.

Jackson has also consistently run between 10.44 and 10.33 all-conditions every time he's hit the track this year. His PR in the event is an all-conditions 10.33 from the Lafayette All-Comers.

Three other guys who could challenge Bynum for a top three finish in the 100 are Seneca's (KY) Richard Ninamou (10.64), St. Xavier (OH) Henry Young (10.66), and Vaught (10.65)