Track And Field Training In Irving TX
S.W.E.A.T. offers track and field training in Irving, Dallas, and Ft. Worth with Rae Edwards, who has been ranked top 10 in the world during multiple years in his career as a sprinter.
Monzavous “Rae” Edwards is a professional sprinter currently competing for Nigeria, but formerly representing the United States. Rae specializes in the 100 meter dash. He is also a trainer for S.W.E.A.T. where he conducts boot camps, kids clinics, and does private training.
Rae Edwards began his career as a junior athlete in 2000, winning the USA Junior and Junior College (JUCO) championships in the 100 and 200 meter races. He then competed at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics and reached the semifinals of the 100 meter and quarterfinals of the 200 m. Rae reached the final of the USA Outdoor Championships in Track and Field in 2003, there he set a personal record of 10.09 seconds. He went on to compete at the US Olympic trials for the 2004 Athens Olympics, and made it to the quarterfinals. At the 2005 US Outdoor Championships, he came in with a personal record, tying 10.09 s before finishing sixth in the 100 m final. As a result, he was selected to compete as an alternate for the United States relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. At the end of the 2005 season, Rae ran a new personal best of 10.08 seconds in Malmö, Sweden.
In the 2006 and 2007 seasons Rae Edwards was part of the bronze-medal winning relay team at the 2007 Pan American Games. Edwards then returned in 2008 to compete at the US Olympic trials for the Beijing Games. He finished tenth in the semifinals but recorded a new best of 10.06 seconds in the qualifying rounds. At the beginning of the following outdoor season, Rae significantly improved his 200 m best from 20.46 to 20.17 secs at the Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo. The next month, Rae improved his 100 m record to 10.02 seconds at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, where he finished second. Edwards finished third in the national championships with a wind-aided run of 10.00 seconds, gaining qualification into his first ever major senior championships, the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, along with Mike Rodgers and Darvis Patton. Rae still competes and was in the Olympic trials for 2012 running faster than ever, but unfortunately had to pull out of the competition due to an injury. He most recently qualified for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland representing Nigeria in the 100, 200, and 4×100 meter relay.