Wilkes-Barre GAR senior Darrell Crawford is hoping to run and jump his way to the top at states this year. In his last season of high school track and field before graduation.
“Yes I’m enjoying high-school it was a fun ride. Hopefully I can look back on this and see what a good experience I had.” said Darrell Crawford.
Healthly-happy-and hungry Crawford dominated the district 2 AA meet at Scranton high school last May picking up the District title in the long jump, triple jump and the 110 high hurdles. More is expected from big “D” at districts in 2012.
“Basically Darrell is just a competitor. He’s been a competitor since he was 8 or 9 years old. He loves competition. He loves to challenge his body and his fellow teammates.” said Austin Peoples-GAR Head Track and Field coach.
We know Darrell Crawford will compete in the long jump, the triple jump, and the 110 high hurdles. And for the first time in his career Coach Peoples will have Darrell on the 4 x 100 relay team. That’s a given for Coach and Darrell. The only question that remains what part of the race will he run.
“Is that a lot for you? No! Coach works us hard at practice trying to get us prepared for all those events and I just try to do the best I can with what events I have.”
Darrell is looking to lower his hurdle time and his 8th place finish at states last year. His long jump of 21 feet 4 1/2 inches was only good enough for 18th in the state. Then the triple jump of 46 feet 7 inches is where he excelled for 4th.
“Triple jump I focus on extending my phases so I can stay in the air longer. On my landing I’m trying to stretch out as far as I can.”
Darrell will attend Lafayette College in the fall where he plans to play football and run track.