Salute to Seniors : Michael Wells

What was the most memorable meet or race?

Running the 100 in the 2013 Festival of Miles because I was able to compete against Raymond Wingo from SLU.  Coming into the race we had the two fastest times in the state.  We had never raced head to head until Festival of Miles.  It was a race to prove who the fastest sprinter was in Missouri.


Of all your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?

Winning 9 state championships throughout my high school career.


If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would try to break the overall state record in the 100 and 200.


What was the most difficult thing you had to overcome?

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was when I pulled my hamstring during the second meet of the season my junior year.  I couldn’t run or practice for about a month.  When I returned I wasn’t allowed to sprint, I had to run distance races.  I was afraid that I wouldn’t be prepared to run the time I wanted at the District meet in the sprints.


What will you miss most?

My teammates.  We always had a good time at practice and track meets.  They kept me laughing and smiling.


What advice would you give to younger athletes?

If God blesses you with a gift, take it and run with it.  Don’t waste it.


What are your college plans?

I will be attending the University of Oklahoma this fall.  I am majoring in Health and Exercise Science.


Who would you like to thank?

My family and friends, the St. Louis Police Athletic League, all my coaches, and St. Louis Public Schools for letting me represent them for 4 years.