Donatien Djero (CENTRAL)
He’s only a sophomore and this will be his first year at the outdoor state meet, but Djero is already a veteran in the sprinting events. He won the 55-meter dash and 300m at the indoor state meet and has a chance to earn more gold at Saturday’s outdoor meet. The Knights’ talented sprinter ranks No. 1 in the 100m dash with a time of 10.50, which he did to win the Class A title a few weeks ago. He has run the second-best time in the 200m at 22.0. Djero also anchors the Knights’ 4x100m relay, a squad that is tied with La Salle with the best clocking in the state with a time of 43.20. Djero has the best opportunity to take home an individual crown in the 100m where his time is a substantial .30 faster than Narragansett’s Mike Silverstri. In the longer sprint, he’ll have to contend with Trevaine Clark of Mount Pleasant, who looked very comfortable with his winning 21.80 clocking at the Hendricken Invitational this past weekend, the fastest in the state.