James Muharrem of Chatham-Kent Secondary School (wearing white shoes, centre) has broken the SWOSSA 110 m hurdles record. May 17, 2017. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

SW High School Hurdle Record Broken

A Chatham-Kent Secondary School hurdler has broken the SWOSSAA 110 m record.

James Muharrem ran his race Wednesday afternoon in 14:49 seconds and is advancing to OFSAA west regionals next weekend.

Muharrem says the record time is a new personal best for him.

“I didn’t get off as fast as I did in the preliminaries but it ended up OK.  I’m just happy the wind died down so the record actually counted,” says Muharrem.

Muharrem has just been accepted to Guelph University and will continue his track career there.

He says maybe we’ll end up running in the Olympics one day.

Muharrem says he’s looking forward to OFSAA at Western University May 26 and 27.

“That’s where the really good competition comes.  For hurdles, the harder competition is at regionals and not OFSAA.  Now I have to rest up and get ready for that,” Muharrem says.

Muharrem says he’s been waiting for this for a while.

“I only started having an indoor coach this past winter.  So, I’d say a year of full time and ever since Grade 9 I’ve been doing it,” says Muharrem.