Unsigned Senior: DeLaSalle Sprinter Xavier Flemister


Due to the cancellation of the 2020 track and field season, we lost a whole year of in-person collegiate recruiting. With things back in full swing and the track and field season well underway, we want to highlight juniors and seniors who are still looking to find a home to compete collegiately at. 

If you're interested in competing collegiately, are still unsigned, and are a junior or senior; please reach out to State Editor Ryan Kotajarvi at ryankotajarvi@gmail.com to be highlighted. 

Xavier Flemister
DeLaSalle High School
Class of 2021

Personal Records:


100m- 11.14 seconds
200m- 22.94 seconds
Triple Jump- 36' 6.75"

60m- 8.05 seconds

Flemister has taken huge leaps and bounds this track and field season after a year off from competition and at a high school that doesn't have its own track. Flemister has improved his 100m PR this year by a whopping 0.52 seconds and his 200m pr in almost a full second. He has also come into championship season strong with a win at conference in the 200m, and a runner-up finish in the 100m. 

Why do you think you can compete collegiately?

I have a great work ethic and I'm used to hard work. I've been competing in organized sports and specifically track since I was a child. I also attended a school that prepared me with the tools needed to be a successful student-athlete.

Why qualities can you bring to the college level?

I'm a quick learner and I take instruction well. I'm a fierce competitor and I challenge myself. Self-motivated. I also bring a level of skill and maturity that I believe most of my peers are still learning. I know that I can bring something special to a college team, and would take advantage of the learning opportunities. I always want to improve.

How did you perform academically?

I performed well academically. I was offered a few different academic scholarships.

How did you perform in big meets?

I excelled in big meets. I believe having competed on a large stage such as AAU nationals helped to prepare me for the pressure of competing in big meets.

Did you receive any accolades from XC or track?

I did letter in track and I also have been running varsity track since the 7th grade. My school, unfortunately, is not a track school and we don't have a track which I believe hindered my natural progression however I believe I did well considering all the obstacles.