Jeremiah Watson(jr) of Urban Prep ran a 50.65 in the 400 meter dash at the Northern Indoor Track Classic at Illinois Wesleyan.
That is his personal best time indoors, the fastest CPS indoor time this year, and up there in the state for class 2A. Also, to give you an idea of how fast that time is only an elite handful of CPS athletes have run around that time in the 400 the last few years. Mac Melto of Northside ran 49.25 last season, state 100 meter runner up Darius Smith of CVS ran 50.97 in 2011, 300 meter state champion Jonathan Jackson of Lane Tech ran 51.69 in 2010, and 100 meter state runner up Chris Kyles of Lane Tech ran a 52.3 in 2009.
That is some lofty company that Watson has suddenly immersed himself with and we are just a couple weeks into the indoor season.
From this point out, you will be hearing much more of Watson.