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Track Athlete Kaylin Whitney Goes Pro

Kaylin Whitney announces she is going pro and signs a deal with Nike.
Over a two day period, at the USATF Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, July 5 and 6, 2014, Kaylin set the world youth bests for 100 meters and 200 meters. Her 100 meter time, set on July 5 was 11.10 with an aiding wind of +0.9 mps. Her 200 meter time was 22.49 was set on July 6 with an aiding wind of +1.3.

While still a sophomore at East Ridge High School in Clermont, Florida, Kaylin was the 2014 Florida state champion in both events. As a youth athlete, Whitney has been a star even before reaching high school. In 2012, she set the American age 14 records in both the 100m and 200m in similar fashion, a day apart, destroying the youth records of another Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards. She trains with an elite group of athletes which includes Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin called Star Athletics coached by Olympic gold medalist Dennis Mitchell.


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