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Leon High, Tallahassee Zoom track and field 'Wonder Twins' are winning big

Posted at 11:36 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 18:43:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Day one of the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics wrapped up Wednesday and two Tallahassee long jump stand-outs are bringing home top honors.

Leon High's Nadia Collins and Curtis Williams both won National titles in the 17 to 18-year-old division.

They call themselves the Wonder Twins and they're hungry for more.

"You can't mess up because everybody is expecting you to go out there and do what you've been doing the past few years."

"It's expected. It's like, I have to do this."

For Leon High rising seniors Nadia Collins and Curtis Williams winning is what they do.

"If you're going to come for me, come for me to be honest," said Williams. "I like competition!"

They've been dominating it. Williams won the last five AAU long jump Junior Olympic National titles. Collins is a three-time defending champ.

"I knew I'd have to bring my A-game because there was a lot of people that were still jumping what I was jumping," Collins said. "It was anybody's day."

Their secret weapon? Each other.

"She wins. I win," said Williams. "She PR, I PR."

"My coach was like, you guys are going to be the Wonder Twins," Collins said. "We do this pose where we put our hand up like this."

"She motivates me, I motivate her," said Williams. "She does something wrong, I correct her. I do something wrong, she corrects me."

A friend, a coach, and a teammate all rolled into one.

"We've known each other for a long time so the connection is good," Williams said.

"At the end of the day, if I'm not really in, he's pushing me every practice, like, 'no, do it again!' He's always pushing me," said Collins.

Pushing each other to the top, eight times over.

Neither Collins nor Williams has decided where they want to go to college just yet. They do have a lot of the same offers and haven't ruled out making the Wonder Twins a package deal.