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Central's Freshman Sprinter Thrives at Bigger Meets

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central freshman sprinter Anthony Wright thrives as the competition gets better, when he is facing the best of the best.

So, at the Division II National Championships in Charlotte this week, Wright should be in his element.

Wright has run the fastest time in the western region in the 100 meters at 10.43 seconds. He has the sixth best 100 meter time in the nation.

He expects to be the best and he thrives on a big challenge.

"He's a real competitor," said Central Track Coach Kevin Adkisson. "I think that's something we've seen in some of the bigger meets."

"It's more mental than anything because you really can't get faster in the last week or two before Nationals," said Wright. "You just got to focus on what you need to be doing, the technical stuff, being disciplined, and not being antsy out of the blocks, things like that."