Although the spring season ended with disappointment, Demonte showed enough for us to know he has enormous potential.
This was a difficult spring season for Demonte Wilson, although it had all the signs of being remarkable when it started. He got the earliest start on training and competing that he has ever had, debuting for the winter season with a few races in the 55 hurdles and the sprints. Then, he posted great early-season times of 14.33 for the 100 hurdles and 38.73 for the 300 hurdles at the Marvin Ridge Invitational in mid-March, which seemed like signs that he was going to dominate the outdoor season (both times were only a little off his 3A state championship times in those events). However, an issue with his school's program ended with him not being allowed to compete in the postseason, and Demonte seemed to make a mental shift after that, moving on to the next phase of his career. That will be at East Carolina, where he will focus solely on track his freshman year before trying to join the football team as well. So, we all have to wait until next winter to see how much this young man has developed; I'm betting he comes out of the gates running the fastest he has ever raced.