Decorated sprinter from Jamaica found his stride as a freshman for the Noles in 2019…handled the second leg on the NCAA runner-up 4×100 which broke NCAA, ACC and FSU records by running 38.08 in the final…was an ACC Championships scorer in the 60 and 200 (indoors) and the 100 and 4×100 (outdoors)…should be poised for greater impact individually in 2020.
Indoor: Emerged as the force the coaching staff had hoped in his second year with the program…was an NCAA Championships qualifier in the 60-meter dash on the strength of his 6.61 in the ACC Championships prelims…placed third in the final and was the runner-up in the 200, where he also logged a personal-best (20.88), which ranks 10th in school history…his 14-point contribution and pair of first-team All-ACC honors helped propel the Noles to their third consecutive team title…advanced to three consecutive 60-meter dash finals throughout the year, improving each time on an opening 6.65…opened the year running 34.57 in the 300-meter dash at the Orange & Purple Elite.
Indoor: Competing indoors for the first time in his career, capped the season by finishing third in the 200 (PB, 21.13) and seventh in the 60 final after recording a PB of 6.71 in the prelims at the ACC Indoor Championships, helping the Noles to a share of the team title…ran 48.60 in his first indoor 400 at the Tiger Paw Invitational…produced a 21.28 in his first 200 at the Texas Tech Classic…advanced to the 60-meter dash final in his debut at the Orange & Purple Elite, where he was fifth in 6.74. Outdoors: Competed in eight meets, focusing primarily on the 100-meter dash and the 4×100 relay…was instrumental as the second leg on the 4×100 which backed up its school record 38.43 in the prelims with a blistering 38.08 in the final…competed in the 100 and the 4×100 in his first NCAA East Preliminary…ran 10.43 in the first round, missing the chance to advance by one position, then guided the Noles to the No. 2 qualifying time in the 4×100 (39.04)…placed fifth in the 100-meter dash final after posting a collegiate-best 10.24 in the prelims at the ACC Championships…also ran on the winning 4×100 relay…ran then season-best 10.32 100 at the Tom Jones Memorial and helped the Noles to a second-place 4×100 finish…part of sixth-place 4×100 at Florida Relays and second-place 4×100 at FSU Relays.
Brought 4×100 silver medal home to Jamaica from 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, after handling the third leg on the junior record run of 38.96…ran SB 10.37 at Jamaican U20 Championships for bronze to earn spot on relay team…in 2017 dropped his 200m PB (20.66) in the semis at the ISSA Boys & Girls Champs…suffered injury at meet which sidelined him a month until the April 29 Penn Relays where he anchored Kingston College silver medal 4×100 (39.74) and handled third leg of bronze medal 4×400 (3:10.66)…set national youth record at the 2016 Jamaica CARIFTA Trials with his PB (10.25)…has won multiple medals at CARIFTA Games as well as ISSA Boys & Girls Champs…was selected Kingston College 2017-18 Male Student-Athlete of the Year…is the son of Sylvette and Herbert Hinds…hopes to major in engineering…born Feb. 27, 1999.