STAGG HIGH SCHOOL TRACK INVITATIONAL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
Date: 4/6/2013 Album ID: 1635412
Photos by John Smierciak
PALOS HILLS | Jauan Wesley says he can tell when he wins a race, even though he’s looking straight ahead and the fellow next to him is nearly even with him. Call it a runner’s intuition. The good ones have it. Wesley put it to use twice in Saturday’s windblown Stagg Invitational. Both times, the Thornton junior was right, even though he won by the narrowest of margins. The first example came in the 100-meter final. Both Wesley and teammate Jalen Banks breezed in their heats, and when starter Pete Shreck fired the gun for the final, they were side-by-side from start to finish. When they came back to the line to get their times, Wesley said to Banks, “I gotcha.” And Banks said, “But I almost caught you.” Each knew their placing before they were told their times: 10.51 gale-aided hand-timed seconds for Wesley, 10.52 for Banks.