BUNN HS SENIOR CAMRON DURHAM
BUNN -- Camron Durham made the most of his shortened track and field season this spring at Bunn High School.
Durham and his Wildcats' teammates only got to participate in three meets, but Durham set several personal bests during that abbreviated stretch.
Durham also made his collegiate decision as he has opted to continue his track and field career at William Peace University, which is located in Downtown Raleigh.
WPU boasts a relatively new track and field program that is still in the process of building -- so there is an opportunity for Durham to make an immediate impact for the Pacers on the Division III level.
Durham excelled in middle distance and sprint categories at Bunn, and picked up PRs this spring in the 200 and 400 events.
Durham showed his versatility by expanding his talents from the 200 for sprints all the way up to the 800.
Durham also took part in hurdles and long jump at Bunn and also flashed his long-distance capabilities in the fall as a member of the Wildcats' boys cross country squad in the competitive Northern Carolina Conference.
However, college athletes usually specialize in events, and veteran Bunn coach Jovon Blacknall expects Durham to settle into a much shorter distance at William Peace.
"My thinking is that Camron will do really well in the 400,'' Blacknall said. "I think that event is very well-suited for him. William Peace really likes him as a middle distance runner.''
Durham's personal bests from his time at Bunn High School are as follows:
• 400-Meter Dash -- 52.89
• 110 Meter Hurdles -- 18.64
• Long Jump -- 18-9
• 5000-Meter Run (Cross Country) -- 28.02.00
Durham, a four-year track and field team member at Bunn, has also been exceptional academically.
"Everything starts off for us in the classroom,'' Blacknall said. "And Camron has really done well there with a 3.1 grade-point average.
"On and off the field, Camron has been a very good leader for us. He is not afraid to speak up and bring his team together in a leadership role.
"He also has a drive to win. All-around, he is a great student and a great athlete.
"He is a very coachable person. I have definitely enjoyed being around him.''