Chris Hudnall of D'Iberville High School is a fitrce competitor. He's determined to be the best hurdler in the national high school ranks.
The sophomore is poised with a goal of one day representing the United States in the Olympics. He's tenacious on the track, one of the nation's top high school hurdlers.
Hudnall said, "I have the No. 2 time for a sophomore in the 110 hurdles es and No. 6 in the 300 hurdles."
Hudnall blazed 14.15 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles and was timed in 38.25 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles. Hudnall says he doesn't like to get beat.
"One thing that does motivate me when I do come out to practice, I don't like getting beat by the same person in a big track meet, "said Hudnall. "So, I just work hard the next time in practice."
D'Iberville track coach Quincy Patrick says Hudnall is a powerful athlete who fine tune's his technique every opportunity he leaps over the hurdles.
Coach Patrick said, "A lot of kids come to practice and they just try to get through it. Chris attacks practice. He's one of the hardest workers I'm ever been around, football, any sport."
WLOX first met Hudnall in 2013 when he was 12-years-old while training for the Junior Olympics National Championships. He was a member of the Youth Xpress Track Club. Back then he said coach Ricco Griffin led him to competing in the hurdles.
In that 2013 story Hudnall said, "The 200 hurdles is my best event because ie was the first time I ever did the hurdles and I was very confident."
Hudnall will compete in major events all year long, taking aim on the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina this summer. He's also in-line to represent the United States in international track meets.
His next assignment, the District Track Championships on Thursday at Greyhounds Stadium in Ocean Springs.
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