Southeast Raleigh's Wayne Davis did nothing to hurt his status as one of the best young hurdlers in the nation during Saturday's 4-A state indoor track and field championships, winning the 55-meter hurdle title in 7.05 seconds.
But breaking his own national prep record wasn't what Davis was most excited about after Saturday's meet. Davis was thrilled to see his hard work in the leadership area help bring the Bulldogs the state team championship.
"I had to take on more of a leadership role this year with a lot of young guys here, which is something I hadn’t done before," Davis said.
Davis ran the third leg of the Bulldogs' 4x400 relay team on Saturday as well, helping Southeast to a state team title-clinching fourth place finish in the day's last event.
"This team is such a great group," Davis said. "You'd think that with the success our program has had that we would have a lot of guys helping our team.
"But what actually happens is we end up with people who are too intimidated to come out or guys who just can't keep up with the work load we put on ourselves. So we end up with a really small, extremely dedicated group that works so hard together to do things like what we did here."