Dante Wright brought his own school record to its knees Saturday afternoon at the Steve Garst Wildcat Invitational in Pensacola.
Sprinting down the track on a chillier than usual March afternoon, the Navarre senior came across the finish line in blazing fashion, clocking in with a time of 10.89 to win the 100-meter dash and break the school record (10.98) in the process.
He officially recorded a 10.886 in the event, barely edging Christian Murphy of Gulf Breeze. Murphy also came in at a 10.89 at Sherman Robinson Stadium.
“It feels great to know that you are improving,” Wright said. “I feel like my starts and form have improved.”
He and Murphy have traded wins this season in the event, generating a friendly rivalry. Both are poised to make it to state.
Wright said the competition has made him better.
“He’s been very good competition for me. We push each other to go faster,” Wright said.
Wright was one of several athletes from Navarre to compete at the invite in preparation for the FSU Relays Saturday in Tallahassee.
He teamed up with Evan Gourley, Jaylen Shropshire and Nathan Crews in the 400 relay, taking second in a time of 43.09.
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