April 23, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour announced the signing of sprinter Malik Wilson (Brenham, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday.
"Malik is an outstanding young man and we are so excited that he decided to join the Baylor Bear family," Harbour said.
Wilson, a Brenham High School senior, has had an impressive spring. He placed second in the 100 meters at the Texas Relays in a time of 10.56. He won the district title for Brenham in both the 100 and 200-meter events with wind-aided times of 10.33 and 20.85, respectively. Those marks are third and second nationally at the high school level in 2014. Wilson also helped the Brenham men win the district and area track and field titles.
Wilson is a member of Brenham's 4x100 and 4x200 relays, which have the nation's eighth and fourth fastest marks.
"Malik Wilson is a great addition to Baylor University and our track and field program," associate coach Michael Ford said. "He is one of the top sprinters in the state of Texas as well as in the nation. He is a great young man on and off the track."
This season, Baylor's sprinters under Ford have been dominant, headlined by freshman Trayvon Bromell, who has the fastest 100-meter time in the NCAA at 10.01. BU's 4x100-meter relay team of Bromell, Blake Heriot, Everett Walker and Alex Reece currently owns the NCAA's fifth-best mark at 39.09.
Wilson will be looking to add on to that tradition next season, along with sprinter Alexis Robinson (Eureka, Calif.), who signed with the Bears in February.
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