April 5, 2007

Gray getting more offers

DeSoto running back Cyrus Gray finished sixth in the regionals in the 100-meter dash in 2006. It was a disappointment for the speedy Gray considering that he has run multiple 4.3-second 40-yard dashes on the DeSoto campus.

As a result, Gray changed up his tactics to prepare for the 2007 track season in hopes of running a race in 10.4 seconds.

Interestingly, as one of the changes Gray didn't race at all in the 100 meters for most of this season, preferring to run the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays.

Gray changed up something else too, he did a lot of squats in the weight room during the spring and then laid off for two weeks prior to the Jesuit Relays a couple of weeks ago.

Gray's training paid off as he promptly won the 100 meters in 10.43 seconds in his only individual race of the spring.

Now, Gray has a new goal - to break 10.3 seconds in the 100 meters.

His first chance is this weekend at the Texas Relays in Austin against a field that will include some of the best runners in the state.

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