TheRecord - Track star faces choice

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Aug 1st 2012, 1:46am | 3292 views
  • Mark Bryson, Record staff 
  • Mon Jul 30 2012 

Track star faces choice

KITCHENER — Canada’s fastest teenager has a decision to make.

Devon Rittinger hopes to land a full track and field scholarship in the United States, but his personal-best time of 10.56 seconds over 100 metres is just shy of what NCAA Division 1 schools are looking for. His PB is good enough for a partial package at an assortment of Canadian and U.S. schools, but it’s not quite the 10.35-second barrier needed to all but guarantee an all-expenses paid education at an elite American school.

And that’s the decision facing Rittinger: Does he take a partial deal and start classes next month or wait and attempt to reach the standard at upcoming meets in time for classes in January?

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