Between his nerves and a less-than-perfect start out of the blocks, Chaydon Carter didn’t have his perfect race at the state track meet Saturday.
Despite that, Carter still managed to finish in sixth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.34 seconds to earn a state medal.
“I improved from last year, so that makes me happy,” Carter said.
He was only three-tenths of a second off the pace of Tyler Burns, Trinity Academy’s standout who won the race (11.04).
“If I had a better start, I could’ve place better,” Carter said.
Carter stayed consistent after finishing with a 11.35 time in the preliminary race, during which he took second place to qualify for the finals. His best time of the season was 10.98, which would’ve been good enough to more closely compete for the title. But that’ll give him something to aim for next year.
Carter qualified for State last year, as well, but he really had a breakout year for Augusta in 2013-14. He was a top receiver, defensive back and kick returner for the football team, proved to be a valuable reserve and sharp shooter for the basketball team, and qualified for State in both dashes, and helped the Orioles’ 4x100 relay team take third.