To most people Andre McBride would seem like a regular kid. He likes nachos and spends his free time playing the NFL video game Madden.
But McBride is now officially the fastest kid in California.
He posted the fastest time in the state this year on Saturday, March 5, at the East Bay Track & Field Invitational. His time of 10.84 seconds in the 100-meter dash also broke the all-time record, making McBride the fastest kid in San Leandro history.
McBride is a junior this year and is working hard to become the first person in his family to attend college. His hope is that the University of Oregon will notice his talent as a sprinter and offer him a scholarship.
McBride discovered his talent for sprinting during his freshmen year when he tried out for track and field as a way to help him become faster for football. Though he still plays football, CB on varsity, his main focus now is track and field. If he can, he says he’d love to make a career out of it.
McBride was born in Oakland, but spent much of his childhood in New Orleans. His family moved back to the Bay Area following the devastation of hurricane Katrina.
This year, McBride is carrying a 3.33 GPA. His athletic goal for the season is to win the 100-meter dash at the State Meet.
His next competition is the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, March 26.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Athlete: Reggie Bush
Favorite Teacher: Miss Piggot