Jason Lee, Northside LA, put up an early-season US#1 blast in the 200 meter dash of 20.68. Jason was surprised by his time, but hopes to run much faster one day. Read on for more...
MileSplit.us: 10.57 and 20.68 already. Big drops from your best times last year, are you surprised by that?
Jason Lee: Actually I was, I never thought I was going to run a 20 until the end of the season.
MileSplit.us: What do you think that you are capable of in each event this year? Where will your focus be, 100 or 200?
Jason Lee: I believe I am capable of running 10's in the 100 and 21 or 20's in the 200.
My focus is mainly on the 200.
MileSplit.us: How long have you been involved with track and field? When did you first start experiencing success?
Jason Lee: I ran one year in middle school and counting this year will be my third in high school, so I guess you can say 4 years. I started experiencing success in my junior year when I won all of my 200 races for the whole season.
MileSplit.us: Who has been your biggest motivator as you have gone through your career?
Jason Lee: My older brother. He's been to almost everyone of my meets and motivated me to do better each time.
MileSplit.us: Who is your role model in the track world, why?
Jason Lee: Usain Bolt, ever since watching him run at the Olympics I wanted to get as fast as him so I can at least run against him, maybe at the next Olympics.
MileSplit.us: Who is your role model in the real world, why?
Jason Lee: My father, he ran track for his high school and college years and I wanted to run just like him and try to beat his times as well.
MileSplit.us: What big invitationals are you going to be competing at this year?
Jason Lee: I don't know really, I just go to any track meet we have and do my best.
MileSplit.us: When you aren't competing or practicing what do you enjoy doing with friends?
Jason Lee: Just hanging out, playing video games, go watch movies, whatever we are able to do.
MileSplit.us: What is the most exciting thing about competing in an event like the 100 and 200?
Jason Lee: Having a good, close race in the 100. As for the 200, the only exciting thing that has happened other than running a 20.68 would have to be when I ran against my little brother.
MileSplit.us: What are your long-term goals for next year, college?
Jason Lee: I want to run track obviously, but I also want to be a game designer so I'm stuck between choosing to go to LSU or UL.