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This is No. 9 on the list.

快猫vip破解版黄短视频Dixie’s boys track team leaned heavily on Jeremiah Boyd during his four years at the school. In his senior season, Boyd helped deliver the Hornets a historic finish at the state championships in Columbia.

Dixie placed second at the state championship, its highest finish in school history.

Boyd, who qualified for four events, won a state championship for Dixie in the 1600-meter hurdles. He also took third in the 3200-meter race, claimed third in the pole vault and finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles.

At the end of his marathon of events — Boyd competed in all four events back-to-back toward the end of the meet — he collapsed next to his brother, Dixie freshman Daniel Boyd, in the infield grass near the finish line.

Coaches Josh Harbert and Mashario Morton sprinted toward them in celebration. The moment was the culmination of all of Jeremiah’s hard work.

“It was all heart at the end,” Boyd said in the Index-Journal’s May 12 story on the state meet.

“I was really proud of my performance, but it comes down to training. Our coaches have done a great job training us and getting us ready for that moment.”

Boyd was later named this year’s Index-Journal Player of the Year for track. He is now in his freshman season as an indoor track runner for Winthrop.

快猫vip破解版黄短视频As a team, the Hornets have come a long way from recent seasons. Dixie had few, if any, state qualifiers, as recently as six years ago. That changed this past season.

Dixie’s Deiveon Donald won state in the discus and shot put. On Dixie’s girls team, which finished seventh,

Samantha Burdette won in the 3200-meter run and the 4x400 relay team won state.

快猫vip破解版黄短视频“I’m really happy with how far our team has come in four years,” Boyd said in the Index-Journal’s June 2 story on him winning Player of the Year. “We’ve come a really long way and I was glad to be a part of it at least a little bit.”

Contact sports writer Wesley Dotson at 864-943-2530 or follow him on Twitter

@WesleyPDotson.