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James Campbell Track and Field SigonellaLast week: Campbell, a junior sprinter, threw his hat into what’s becoming a tantalizing ring for the European 100-meter crown by clocking 10.90 seconds Saturday in Naples. That’s one one-hundredth of a second faster than the season’s previous fastest 100, run by Heidelberg’s Chris Frazier the previous week and a personal best for Campbell.

But according to his coach, Jen Bunyan, Campbell might have more on his mind than Frazier at next month’s European championships at Rüsselsheim, Germany. He might be gunning for a DODDS record.

“Before the meet , I ... pointed out the record of 10.50 (set in 2001 by Ramstein’s Isaiah Fluellen) and told James he could do this.”

Bunyan wrote that a friend and teammate helped Campbell along to his 10.90. “… I put his teammate, Horace Windham, who by the way also qualified for the (European) 100 (11.70) …in the same heat,” she said. “They push and motivate each other.

“He is a truly great athlete who displays excellent sportsmanship at all times,” Bunyan concluded.

Kylee Wilstead Soccer AFNORTHLast week: Wilstead, a junior team captain, scored five times in Saturday’s 6-2 victory over visiting Baumholder. For good measure, she assisted on the Lady Lions’ other goal, giving her three assists in four games to go along with her seven goals.

“She is a leader on and off the field,” e-mailed AFNORTH coach Kevin Padron, whose D-III Lady Lions’ only loss in four games came against Division I Lakenheath, 3-2 on March 28. “(She) makes our offense very lethal.”

In addition to nailing down AFNORTH’s third victory of the season, Wilstead’s outburst demonstrated she’s reached the hard-earned end of her road back from a career-threatening injury.

“Her nickname is ‘ACL,’ because during her freshman season she tore her ACL in the middle of the season and missed her entire sophomore year,” Padron reported. “She was operated on and pushed through rehab to play again.”

Wilstead, who according to Padron hopes to play soccer at Brigham Young University, has apparently come through her trial with all guns blazing.

“I actually think she is stronger after the operation than before,” Padron concluded.

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