The 6-foot, 180-pound senior set a state record in winning the 60-meter high hurdles at the Indoor State Track Championships this winter. Sims’ time of 7.76 seconds ranked as the nation’s No. 1 mark among prep indoor competitors in 2020. A nine-time state champion, he earned All-American honors at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor with his state-record clocking of 13.70 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles, good for a fourth-place finish. He also took second in the 110 hurdles at the 2019 AAU Junior Olympics.
Sims has maintained a 3.88 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Syracuse University.
The president of his school’s student government, Sims teamed with two other CSAS students to win a competition sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, which challenged participants to create a piece of legislation pertaining to an automatic voting bill for Tennessee. In addition, he has volunteered locally as a youth track coach.