WGHS’ Thomas earns top spot in state

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By Joe Ferolito

West Gadsden High School track standout Brandon Thomas became the school’s first state champion by winning the 400-meter in the Class A state meet in Winter Garden May 1.

Thomas gained a state berth by winning both the district and region in the event.

“I felt a little nervous before I got to the track,” he said. “But then I relaxed and felt I would win.”

Thomas started in lane three in the staggered event and by the last turn had caught up. He then sped on to a time of 49.5, which was the top time in the two-heat event.

Thomas, the son of Devora Moye, is a senior at West Gadsden where he has been on the track team for the past 2 years. He hopes to continue running track at either FAMU or Savannah State.