Boys track player of the year
Cameron Murray, Westlake
Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion and overall Georgia leader in the long jump (24-feet, 5 1/2 inches) and 110-meter hurdles (13.84 seconds), Class AAAAAAA runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles, led team to the Class AAAAAAA state championship; competing in Cuba for USA Team Juniors.
Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 145 pounds
College choices: Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Clemson, Auburn
Why those five: (UGA, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn) are all in the SEC, the best conference in the country. Clemson is close to home, and they have a great program.
Best high school moment: Winning the boys and girls state championship with my teammates.
Why track and field: It shows what hard work and determination will do, and I feel free when I’m on the track doing my events.
What you’d like to be doing in 10 years: Going to the Olympics or being a sports analyst for ESPN.
Favorite high school course: Math, because I’m good with numbers, and I catch on to concepts fast.
People who helped along the way: My mom (Nydia Murray) and my grandparents (Marvin and Carrie Murray) and my uncle (Marcell Murray) and my coaches (Robert Wilson, Westlake; and Johnathan Middlebrooks, Derek Harper and Devin Jones, Quicksilver Track Club).
Toughest high school opponent: My teammate Rainey Anderson because we push each other every day to be great.”
Favorite movie: “Suicide Squad”
Favorite song: “Melodies from heaven” by Kirk Franklin
Worst high school moment: My freshman year my hip came out of place while I was running the (400-meter relay). It took a year to get back to full strength, but it’s completely healthy now.
If you could be any other athlete on earth: Jesse Owens — because he made history and he set a high standard for all track athletes.
Money or happiness: Happiness. Money does not always bring you happiness, and it can actually bring problems. You can never go wrong with happiness.
Best word to describe yourself: Animated. I’m a character and a comedian. I like to make people smile.
View of the world at the moment: At times, I think it could be worse than it is. I think education is the key for everyone because I think it can help us all change things for the better.
What you would put in a time capsule: My (track) spikes, videos and pictures of me competing … and books I’ve read.