Drew Wiseman is part of an elite few. Yes, he ranks as one of the fastest sprinters in North Dakota history, but what really sets him apart is the fact that his favorite event is arguably the toughest one to run.
"300 hurdles is my main event. It's my favorite. It's probably the one I'm best at and it's the one I got recruited for in college. It's just a fun race."
Wiseman is the two time defending champion in the 300 hurdles and owns the fastest time in state history. Last summer, Drew finished third at the high school national meet in the 400 hurdles.
"That was the first time he's run the race and we were able to simulate quite a few things to make him get a feeling of what it was going to be like. It was a unique experience for him and one we'll always remember," said coach Tim Jacobsen.
"I wasn't expecting it but it was my goal. It was pretty sweet when it happened," Wiseman said.
Not only is Wiseman dominant in the 300 hurdles, he also holds the third best 200 time in state history and the sixth best 400.
"I think he started to show signs towards the end of his sophomore year. He started to perform well and the middle of his junior year he started to take off and that's when he started having some pretty good marks," Jacobsen said.
Off the track, Wiseman also helped the Patriots football team reach new heights, as Century made its first two appearances in the Dakota Bowl.
"I really like football and being part of those two teams was awesome," Wiseman said.
Wiseman is looking to end his senior year by repeating his haul of four gold medals as a junior. But as the favorite, Wiseman admits he's a little more nervous this time around. "There's a lot more pressure this year than last year cause no one was really expecting it last year."
Now it's pretty clear that Wiseman's days of flying under the radar are long gone
Wiseman has qualified in a number of events, but plans to run the 200, the 400 and the 300 hurdles at state, plus either the 100-meter dash or the 1600-meter relay.
Athletes can qualify in as many events as they can but they are limited to competing in four at the state meet.