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Sophomore Runners Finish Second in the Nation

Friday, July 12, 2019

Rising sophomores Robert Golden and Hugh Willcox have finished second in the nation in the 4x800 relay race at 2019 AAU Track Nationals on July 12. Running with two other Columbia natives on a team that grew out of the Columbia Project club that Robert and Hugh founded last year, the boys blazed through state and regional competition to advance to the national meet in Orlando.

Their strong performance against the best teams in the nation follows on the heels of an impressive Highlander Track & Field season that saw Hugh earn a state championship in the 800-meter race. Both boys also earned All-Region honors in cross country this year.