Jaylen Slade & Dwight Thomas Discuss Growth and Goals

Jaylen Slade, the fastest boy in the 200m and 300m during the indoor season, reflected on his growth as a sprinter since transferring to IMG Academy (FL) recently in another For The Record interview.

The indoor 200m national record holder has been focusing on his start and the beginning portion of his races with coach Dwight Thomas. 

After opening his outdoor season at the IMG Spring Break Invitational in the 200m, he clocked a 10.23w (2.8). However, Slade was still hungry for more.

A week later at the Florida International "Pro Addition," he faced Trayvon Bromell, the 2016 World Champion in the 60m in the 200m.

Slade and Bromell battled it out coming down the homestretch. Slade was the first one to cross the finish line in 20.27w (2.5) to Bromell's 20.29. 

Slade was grateful for the opportunity to compete against Bromell, saying it left him determined to keep getting stronger and faster while continuing to focus on his weaknesses.

Both Slade and his coach Thomas have their eyes set for Slade to reach the Olympic Trials later this season.

The dynamic coach-athlete duo is optimistic about Slade's future and his progress in the sport.

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