California high school Track and Field fans should quickly learn the name Javelin Guidry. On Saturday, February 25th, Guidry made his CA debut at the Saddle-Up Invitational on his Vista Murrieta home track in the 100 meters. He established a new CA #1 time in the event with a time of 10.54. The sprinter who finished 2nd behind Guidry, Asani Hampton of Yucaipa, has since taken over the #1 time with a 10.44 at a recent dual meet. Guidry is also an accomplished Football player and will be attending the University of Utah in the fall. He spent his first three high school seasons in Texas and was the 5A state champion last year in the 100 meters with an impressive 10.41 personal best. He will be one of the leading contenders in the same event this year at the California State Meet and may add another event to his arsenal.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Guidry by phone. Here is the result of our conversation.
Coach Coley Candaele told me not to worry about the time and just to compete for the win. I was very happy with my time as I have never run that fast this early in the season.
The next big race for me will be the Arcadia Invitational. Our next meets are mostly low key invitationals and dual meets.
Texas has 6 different sections (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A) with 6A being the largest. I was confident about winning and ended up running by lifetime best time to win the final.
I played in two Texas state championships. In 2014, my school Cedar Park lost to Ennis 38-35. In 2015, we beat Frisco Lone Star 22-6 to win the 5A Division II championship. During my time playing Texas football, I had the opportunity of playing at University of Texas as well as Cowboy Stadium (Jerry Dome!).
I started competing in Track and Field at the age of 7. I was in California at the time at eventually competed for the Long Beach Sprinters Club. We worked really hard and remember doing workouts like 600, 500, 400 and 4 x 800. The coaches made me earn being able to run the short events and it was like a gift to be able to compete in the 100 and 400 relay.
Aside from the University of Utah, I also considered the University of Texas, Arizona St. and San Diego St. I felt the University of Utah was the best fit for me and I plan on just playing Football there. In high school, I have played defensive back as well as offensive positions and I will play primarily on defense in college.
Being in Texas during my high school years, I had never heard of Vista Murrieta. When I found out that we were moving back to California, I did a little research on them and found out about their success the last few seasons. I have been very welcomed by the school community and my football and track teammates.
My favorite event is the Texas state meet which is held at the University of Texas. My favorite event is the 100 meters.
Track has helped me get faster which is a critical factor in Football. It has also enabled me to stay in shape during the spring. Track has also helped with communication. Track meets can by quite lengthy with a lot of down time and you get to have a lot of interesting conversations with your teammates.