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High school track: Anthonio Humphrey always strives to be better

The Douglass junior competes against himself, trying to be better than he was the day before.
by Scott Wright Published: May 2, 2013
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photo - Douglass High School's  Anthonio Humphrey in Oklahoma City , Tuesday April 30 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
Douglass High School's Anthonio Humphrey in Oklahoma City , Tuesday April 30 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

“I've always got something else I'm striving for,” he said. “I think I can run a 1:55, maybe 1:54. I feel like I'm right where I want to be going into state.”

College programs are already taking notice of Humphrey, and he could have a future on the track.

“He's probably our best runner, but he has a tremendous desire to win,” Douglass coach Larry Joubert said. “He' takes pride in his performance and his work ethic. He has a tremendous ability to overcome pressure, and an amazing work ethic.

“He's already a great student, so if he keeps doing all the other things right, I think he'll definitely have the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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