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Pro Sprinter Noah Lyles Gives Back To T.C. Williams

Posted on Dec 29,2017
Filed Under Local Sports,

Noah Lyles wins his heat during the semifinals in the men's 200-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Eugene Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Noah Lyles has become a rising star in the running world in between his time at T.C. Williams High School. He's broke national records for high school track at Olympic trials and won gold medals. But he hasn't forgotten the school he came from.

The 20-year-old tweeted that he was in Alexandria for a few days, and it's no surprise he made a stop at T.C. Williams Thursday. On top of that, he came bearing gifts for the track and field team he'd been a part of. "When I ran @TCWTitans High School we never had matching warmups. So today I was able to give the varsity @TCWTitanTrack team @adidas warm-ups so they can match at States," he tweeted.

Following his 2016 graduation from T.C. Williams, he was one of two high school runners that qualified for the finals at the 2016 Olympic trials. He just missed qualifying for the 2016 Olympics by placing fourth in the 200m but broke a national high school record with 20.09 seconds. Lyles and his brother Josephus went pro last year after signing a contract with Adidas.

Most recently Lyles won the 200m at the worldwide Diamond League track and field competition. He has also set the indoor world record of 31.87 seconds for the 300m at the 2017 U.S. Indoor Championships.

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