Hi there I'm 16 and I'm looking for average times for 100m for my age and the times for older ages (I'm looking too see where I should be and what I should be aiming for.) However I don't seem to be able to find this. I would prefer something that has drawn averages from statistics from lots of times not just people's opinions. Thank you.
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All athletes are different man! You get early developers and late bloomers and the old average joes. Also it depends what kind of level you want to be running at and also where you live.
True, Im running 13.5 - 12.9 at the moment however I have only just begun training, is that time an okay place to start at?
You can get a sense of average 100m times by going to athletic.net and looking up high school meet results from your area. Bear in mind that people who compete in track are faster than those who don't. If you're looking for a population average (eg. times for everyone in your school for 100m, regardless of whether they do track), I'm not sure that type of data exists. But you can get a sense of competition averages from Athletic.
As for training -- starting from where you're at is fine. If sprinting is your focus, make sure you're training sprinting skills: short intervals (5x20m with good rest in between) to train acceleration and general explosiveness. Long distance (even 200m repeats) will not substantially help your 100m time.
14 year old sophomore here
Times for reference 100: 12.07 200: 24.74 400: 58:65
Seeing as you're just starting out I'd say you have good potential of you stick with it and train.
Average times for your age (freshman year in hs) are about 13.4-12.7 for my state. As for your goals don't set limits on yourself you will run as fast as your training will take you. The longer/harder you train the faster you can be.
Those aren't average times. Those are self selected sprinters with some talent or early muscle development. Fast seniors in XC are about there.
Don't listen to this guy OP. I honestly don't know enough about times to give you a good average, but I can tell you it's not under 11.3.
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