Three-year-old son made sub-20 run special - Andre Ewers

By May 14, 2018
Andre Ewers, a junior at FSU said his 200m win at the ACC Championships was special because his son was there to witness it. Andre Ewers, a junior at FSU said his 200m win at the ACC Championships was special because his son was there to witness it.

 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Athlete of the Week, Andre Ewers, said his performances at the conference championships at the weekend, especially his 200m run, were special because his three-year-old son was there to see it.

At the championships held at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Florida, Ewers, a junior at Florida State University (FSU), sped to a 10.13s win in the 100 metres and then completed the double with a scorching 19.98s run that was slightly aided by a 2.3m/s wind. His sprint double helped FSU win their 12th Outdoor title. It was what he expected.

“The double was normal because I’ve made every sacrifice I can think of on and off the track,” he told SportsMax.TV Monday. “I’ve dedicated myself this year in hope of being a world-class sprinter and to inspire other people but it was special to me in many ways because my three-year-old son (Aiden) was there to see me run for the first time in person and my family so that meant a lot, especially to run 19 seconds in front of him.”

Ewers who has been outstanding for FSU this season said even though his 200-metre time was wind-aided, he knows he will eventually break the 20-second barrier legally.

“I know I can run it again legal. The wind wasn’t much and I’m really motivated because I’m not doing this for me, it’s for my son and to inspire other people, along with me wanting to be great one day,” he said.

Looking ahead to the remainder of the season, Ewers is confident of going faster than he has so far this season.

“My goals for the rest of the season is to accomplish what God has planned for me and do big things,” he said. “I don’t want to put it out there exactly, I would rather keep that between me and my coach and work in silence and let my results show for themselves.”

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

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