Apr 26, 2010 10:18 PM

Wasson hurdler is one of best in nation

Colorado's top-ranked high school hurdler is actually one of the premier hurdlers in the entire United States.

Nike High School All-American Trevor Brown is a senior at Wasson High School.

"Trevor is clearly the best male hurdler I've ever coached," said Wasson hurdling coach Charmas Lee. "It's pretty simple."

Brown just notched the second best time in the country in 60-meter hurdles at last month's Nike Indoor Nationals.

"I just visualize my race with positive thoughts," said Brown. "It's a rhythm all the way through ten hurdles."

He's signed on to race for CSU next season, but Brown has only been hurdling for about three years.

Coach Lee has coached hurdling for 22 years and says the sky is the limit for what he calls "a coaches dream."

"Part of me thinks that Trevor is probably Pre-Olympian. We could see Trevor on NBC or we could see him on a cereal box."

"I still have to drop my times down," said Brown. "Keep getting faster."

And if Trevor keeps improving like his coaches predict, don't be surprised to see Trevor Brown on Team USA or even the Olympics in the future.

And Trevor has quite the genes. His dad played briefly in the NFL and his mom is a former Olympic team handball player.

Brown also plays football and was recently named News First 5's Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week.



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