- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Four West Brunswick track athletes performed well enough at the 3A Eastern Track Regionals to qualify for the 3A State Track and Field Meet Friday at North Carolina A&T State University.
“We are really excited for our young people who qualified for the state championship meet this Friday in Greensboro,” West Brunswick head track coach Yogi Hickman said.
“They have worked really hard and have improved their times throughout the season, and now they have a legitimate chance for a medal at the state meet.”
At regionals, Josh Johnson finished third in the 100-meter dash in 10.89 seconds.
He was West’s only track athlete who qualified for states last year, when he was a sophomore. He broke his leg in a freak accident during a flag football game during Christmas vacation and just started running again in March.
“Josh Johnson, of course, has finally made it all the way back from his injury and is running well again,” Hickman said. “I think we will see his best time this week. He has improved on it in the last four meets.”
The Trojans’ 4 X 100 relay team also qualified for the state meet after finishing fourth in regionals in 44.56 seconds.
“Quan Bates, Josh Johnson, Bradley Bell and Marc Cajuste have all done a fine job in the 4 X 100,” Hickman said.
“One person who gets overlooked in their success is their coach, Mike Scarbino, who volunteers his time to work with them every afternoon. He is a motivator and a technician, and the kids have really bought in to his leadership. They would never have qualified without his coaching.”