NEW YORK - D'Angelo Cherry (Mt. Zion High) of the Covington Worldwide Track Club won the 60 meter dash at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships Sunday.
Cherry broke the national record for the 55 meter dash en route to 60 meter competition last Friday with a time of 6.14 seconds. His time in the 60 meter dash in the preliminary (6.64 seconds) was tied for the best mark in the nation this year.
Worldwide head Coach Royce McKinney was extremely pleased with Cherry's performance, saying that "going to New York City was well worth the trip for Cherry and Worldwide Track Club.
"This was a great weekend for Worldwide Track Club and Covington," he added.
Worldwide, which includes members from Newton County and surrounding areas, has helped put Covington on the map with regards to track and field.
In fact, the program helped graduate six seniors last year, all with college scholarships.
"Coach McKinney has done a great job organizing and recruiting for Worldwide Track Club," said assistant head coach Garry Tindall, who has been with the program since June 2007.
Worldwide Track Club would like to thank Dick Schulz and The Oaks Golf Course for supporting its efforts in New York.
For additional coverage and photos regarding Worldwide Track Club and the National Scholastic Indoor Championships, visit the Web site at www.dyestat.com.
COVINGTON - On Tuesday, the Eastside High boys varsity golf team improved its record to 8-1 overall after topping Class AAAAA power Brookwood by a final score of 159-160 at Indian Creek Golf Club.
The Eagles were led by Taylor Smith and Tate Miller with scores of 38 apiece.
Ace Cook followed by shooting a 41, while Nick Green finished the day with a 42.
Eastside will next visit Cedar Shoals at 4 p.m. Tuesday.