Analyzing Numbers: Amira Young vs. Ameia Wilson

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A new week, a new argument; who is better, Amira Young or Ameia Wilson. Both athletes have had great seasons so far, but who is better? Join me as I show you the argument of why each athlete is the best and at the very end I will tell you my opinion on who is. 

Ameia Wilson (Jr., Danville HS)


60m- 7.56

100m- 11.59

200m- 24.02

400m- 59.09

Long Jump- 19-0.25

Major Accomplishments

-          12x Conference Champion

-          1x Sectional Champion

-          2x All-Stater

-          5x State Qualifier

-          2x All-American

-          3x National Qualifier

-          2018 Illinois Top Times 3A 60m Champion

-          Has 1 win against Young this season

-          Better PR's in Long Jump, 60m, and 100m

Amira Young (Sr., Whitney Young HS)

55m- 7.04

60m- 7.60

100m- 11.73

200m- 23.96

400m- 58.14

Long Jump- 16-2.25

Major Accomplishments

-          11x Conference Champion

-          4x Sectional Champion

-          5x All-Stater

-          8x State Qualifier

-          3x State Champion

-          1x All-American

-          9x National Qualifier

-          Has beaten Wilson 5 out of the 9 times they have met

-          Has 1 win against Wilson this year

-          Better PR's in the 200m and 400m

Carson's pick: After looking at these great resumes, I have got to go with Wilson. She is a 2x All-American while Young is only a 1x All-American. Wilson can also jump; she is a very experienced jumper that has a great 19-0.25 PR. Wilson has been able to beat Young before, she most recently beat her at Homewood-Flossmoor Showcase in the 60m. Young does have three state titles and Wilson has none, but Wilson has been better on the national stage. As we know being good nationally can outweigh being good in your state.