Kesi Oludoyi, 14, clocks 10.84 in 100m
PUBLISHED: 13:20 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:20 17 July 2013
KESI Oludoyi is officially the fastest 14-year-old in the country.
The Year 9 boarding student at St George’s School in Harpenden clocked 10.84 in the 100m final of the ESAA English Schools’ Track and Field Championships in Birmingham.
As well as earning him first place his run, which was he did without the aid of starting blocks, knocked 0.09secs off the former championship record held by gold-medal winning Olympian Mark Lewis Francis.
Speaking to the school’s media department, Oludoyi admitted was shocked to run a sup-11 second race and is hoping to follow Lewis Francis’ footsteps and compete at the Olympic Games.
Raymond McGovern, St George’s School headmaster, said: “We are all incredibly proud of Kesi’s achievement, which exemplifies the schools motto “Aim Higher”.
“He is such a polite and unassuming young man and an outstanding role model for his peers.”
In the aftermath of the run, which was broadcast on Sky Sports, Oludoyi was described by analysts as a “natural sprinter, a terrific mover with lots of power and a class apart.”