Wilson Breaks All-Time Record in 100-Meter Dash

By Beacon Staff

Chris Wilson, a senior sprinter at C.M. Russell, broke the all-time high school state record in the 100-meter dash over the weekend at the Skor-DeKam Invitational in Helena. Wilson’s time of 10.56 seconds eclipsed the old mark of 10.68 set by Tuff Harris of Colstrip at the Eastern A Divisional in 2001. Harris is now a defensive back in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. He played at the University of Montana in college.

Wilson, the defending Class AA champion in the 100, is also a football star. He has signed to play defensive back at Montana State University.

Wilson’s time of 21.73 seconds in the 200-meter dash this weekend ranks in the top five all-time. On top of his remarkable performances in the 100 and 200, he also anchored the 4×100 meter relay that set a meet record at 42.33 seconds, the third best time in state history. Billings West holds the record at 42.27 set in 1985.

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