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Fullerton’s Five-Star, Five-Member Men’s Relay Team

Originally written for publishing on March 31, 2013.

Fullerton’s men’s relay team is a goal-oriented group with the confidence and talent to obtain their goals for this season.

This team is currently ranked ninth in Southern California with their time in the 4x100m relay. Five sprinters have been the reason to this success so far into the track and field season and these guys are as cool and confinement as can be.

Earvin Anumgba, sophomore, is a duel-sport athlete who uses this opportunity to get a quick start that becomes useful when getting between blocks as he does in football.

“I prefer running first-leg,” said Anumgba.

Anthony Awoyele is confident in this team and in himself.

“Be confident, just like momma told me,” the sophomore said.

Awoyele was also quick to recognize Fullerton’s main competition. He mentioned Riverside CC, Mt. Sac and Sequoia CC, which means he knows when his team will have to perform at their highest level.

De’Shon Norris has been having much success already aside from his participation in this relay team. His time of 48.32 in the individual 400m has him ranked fourth in all of Southern California. Beginning with the first meet of the season, Norris has set personal records each time he finishes a race. He is a sprinter on a hot streak who has only benefited this team.

Last but certainly not least, he’s the anchor for the team, is Kezue Nwachie. Individually, Nwachie has done stellar so far in the 100m. 10.65 was his time in this event which places him ninth in Southern California. Nwachie said his goal for the season is a time of 10.4. This time displays his speed that would allow him to accomplish his other goals. That would be to win his conference, go to the state championships in San Mateo and make his mark there.

The name Darius McCants will arise for the team once he is fully recovered from his injury. This freshman will look to get back on the practice field in order to begin this collegiate experience.

Every member of the relay team knows the goal point total for the season, forty points or better. This team has the correct mindset about each goal they set for themselves. Each first place finish earns them five points and with eleven meets left, their goal becomes more and more achievable.

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