1). Cassondra Hall - - Ranked number 1 in U.S. Girls High School 100 and 200 meters
2). Matthew Moore — Ranked number 1 in U.S. High school Boys 110 meters hurdles
Also - graduates from "the vitamin D" high school
- 3). Felicia Brown (Tennessee)—Ranked number 1 in NCAA/College 200 meters. Ran world’s fastest 3 indoor 200 meters times in 2016. 2016 Indoor Women’s 200 meter NCAA champion. Former MLK High School vitamin D athlete. http://www.flotrack.org/article/39204-new-world-leads-set-around-the-country
- 4). Jordan Moore (LSU)—Ranked number 2 in NCAA/College men’s indoor 60 meters hurdles. Ranked in top 10 in NCAA men’s outdoor 110 meters hurdles. Two time All- American in NCAA track and field. Will play football for LSU this fall. 6’3”, 220 pounds, 2% body fat. Runs 40 yard dash in 4.29 seconds. Bench press 450 pounds and squats 550 pounds. Former MLK High School vitamin D athlete.
- 5). Jada Martin, also a former MLK graduate (MLK Class of 2013) is ranked 6th in the NCAA in the Women’s 200 Meters behind former teammate Felicia Brown who is ranked #1. Jada is ranked number 5 in the NCAA women’s outdoor 400 meters.
- 6). In the first attachment above, Mississippi 5A Champion head basketball coach from McComb High School, Hilton Harrell Coach Harrell gives the best endorsement about vitamin D in athletes (Gentry High School Basketball team, my alma mater) when he states, “ I have never seen a team that quick on defense.” Coach Harrell put 7 and 8 men on defense trying to emulate Gentry High School’s team speed in practice was still amazed about Gentry’s team speed.
- 7). In the second attachment above, Cedric Lynch II is a former MLK vitamin D athlete who recently received a 4year football scholarship from Notre Dame as a dual threat quarterback. Cedric runs the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds.
And: The school football team has also been doing extremely well for many years
- NCAA athletes with low vitamin D do far fewer squats, etc. – April 2016
- Elite Athletes Try a New Training Tactic: More Vitamin D - WSJ Jan 2016
- NFL team less likely to cut players with high levels of vitamin D – Feb 2015
- A Concussion-Free Football Season: How one High School beat the odds - July 2012 Dr. Matthews
- Professional sports team takes 5000 IU of vitamin D and wins championship
- Vitamin D advocate (Dr. Matthews) is now in Who’s Who Marquis – Feb 2018
- UN invited Dr. Matthews to speak about Vitamin D in both Sept and Oct 2018
- Vitamin D, trauma, and blacks - Dr. Matthews interview with transcript - Jan 2019
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (Wash D.C) invited Dr. Matthews to speak to them on Vitamin D – Sept 2018
- Army Training trying performance readiness bars with 1400 IU of Vitamin D (Dr. Matthews) – Sept 2018
Overview Sports and vitamin D has the following summary
Athletes are helped by vitamin D by:
- Faster reaction time
- Far fewer colds/flus during the winter
- Less sore/tired after a workout
- Fewer micro-cracks and broken bones
- Bones which do break heal much more quickly
- Increased VO2 and exercise endurance Feb 2011
- Indoor athletes especially need vitamin D
- Professional indoor athletes are starting to supplement with vitamin D or use vitamin D beds
- Olympic athletes have used UV/vitamin D since the 1930's
- The biggest gain from the use of vitamin D is by those who exercise less than 2 hours per day.
- Reduced muscle fatigue with 10,000 IU vitamin D daily
- Muscle strength improved when vitamin D added: 3 Meta-analysis
- Sports and Vitamin D category
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