Terry hopes to lead

Leondre Terry takes 1st place against East Lansing and Grand Ledge in the 100m dash with a 10.9 on May 5th, 2014 at Grand Ledge High School

Leondre Terry takes 1st place against East Lansing and Grand Ledge in the 100m dash with a 10.9 on May 5th, 2014 at Grand Ledge High School

Lucas Barner

Sports Editor

After losing top seniors Anthony White,  Jaleel Canty, DiQuan Hunt and Javon Moore to college, this year’s track team will look to a new member to lead them by example and show them what it takes to get to the state track meet.

Junior Damon Terry is a two sport All-State athlete in football (All-State Special Mention) and in track (All-State).

Terry came over to Everett during the middle of his freshman year from Holt, primarily to be a part of the football team but also to join the track team.

After sitting out the second semester of his freshman year due to transfer rules, Terry became the missing link to the track team’s outstanding 4×1 and 4×2 team.

Individually, Terry technically is one of the fastest people in the state of Michigan after finishing 6th in the 200m dash at last years state track meet.

This year, he plans to return to the state track meet in the 200m dash.

“I am 100% confident in returning to the state meet,” said Terry.

While he knows that winning it is a stretch, as possible injuries or other things could occur, Terry’s plan is to become a state champion.

His fastest time in the 200m dash is a 21.7, only two tenths of a second away from Everett’s record (21.5) held by Marcel Richardson in 1985.

“I plan on breaking Everett’s previous records of both the 200m dash and the 100m dash,” said Terry.

He believes this can be accomplished after improving on his running form.

His plans are to improve on all of his times from last year and to make sure everyone enjoys themselves while competing.

After committing to Central Michigan University in early April to play football, Terry hopes to also join the track team at CMU to be a two-sport athlete.

 

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