National Team alum Kary Vincent Jr., high school teammates run one of the fastest 4x100 meter relays of all time

By Katelyn Lemen | Posted 5/15/2017

When Kary Vincent Jr. isn’t getting straight A’s in the classroom, playing football with the U.S. U-19 National Team in the North American Championship, or preparing for his upcoming season at LSU, he breaks records on the track.

Vincent was a member  of the Memorial (Port Arthur, Texas) boys 4x100m relay team that became the third high school team ever to run under 40 seconds.

The record-setting performance took place at the Texas UIL state championships on Friday, where the team captured the Class 5A state title with a time of 39.80 seconds.

Later, Vincent and his three teammates (Ireon Brown, Xavier Hall and Deandre Angelle) captured a state title in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:23.52, good for second place all time.

Initially, some reported the time as a national record, but it fell just 22 hundredths of a second shy of the record of 1:23.31, held by Wyatt (Fort Worth, Texas).

Kary had a busy weekend, as he also defended his title in the 200m dash, winning with a best time of 20.71.

In January, Kary played on the  U.S. U-19 National Team that defeated Canada in the inaugural North American Championship.

The no. 2 ranked high school cornerback by ESPN plans to pursue both football and track at LSU this fall.

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