Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

2011: Wharton ran at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, clocking a time of 21.97 in the 200 meters and 7.04 in the 60-meter dash ... At the Texas A&M Challenge, Wharton ran the 200 meters in 21.86 and the 60-meter sprint in 6.95.

HIGH SCHOOL: State-meet record in 200 meters with 21.1 in 4A state track meet as a sophomore in 2008, then added 100-meter state record with 10.39 dash in 2009 meet to break 20-year-old mark ... Review Journal 4A track athlete of the year in 2008.

PERSONAL: Son of Kimberly and Garic Wharton ... Academic major is psychology.