Who can ever forget the young man from right here in the Pacific Northwest who won the 100 and 200 Meter WIAA State Championship for 4 years in a row. Something for the ages for sure; something no one ever has done before in the Pacific Northwest and maybe even the Nation. Isaiah Brandt Sims tore it up at Wenatchee High School as a Track and Football star.
Now on a full ride for football at prestigious Stanford he is having a great career as a football player but this past week it appears he was not at all done on the Track. What he did at the Pac 12 Track meet between Stanford and Cal was once again the stuff of legends. Let me break this down for you!
Isaiah Brandt-Sims captured the men’s 100 and 200 breaking the Freshmen Record in the 200 at 20.93 which was also good enough for No. 4 all time in school history. His 100 time of 10.53 makes him the No. 6 all-time performer at Stanford.
Despite playing football an maintaining high marks in school he joined the Track team in late January and has trained exclusively with the track team this spring. He has only raced two meets and seems to be just getting started.
All of this to me begs the question- which sport? Football or Track? We already know what football can do to the health both short and long term of an athlete. He has already experienced what a collegiate football injury can be like. Isaiah is in rare air as a track star; some talk Olympian. If track offered to pay for school he might just have that option.
Either way he is such a terrific and special person. It has been my Opinion that the young man from Wenatchee, Washington, despite all his accomplishments, was never really credited as much as he should have been while a High School athlete. One can speculate as to why that is – maybe if he had been an I-5 Corridor athlete things could have or would have been different.
The great thing about moving on to college at a place like Stanford is that his talent will be held upon high where as it should be! Way to go kid!
Now before I close on this story form the Alumni file I want to remind everyone, especially you collegiate coaches, that Isaiah has a younger and much bigger brother in Christian. He has many of the same attributes as his older brother and is a superbly gifted football player and track star too. Get to known him better and watch hsi film right here.