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Tri-City heating up for summer
BY TEVIN STINSON
Memorial Day is the unofficial
start of summer. For some that means
vacationing or heating up the grill.
For the members of Tri-City Relays,
the summer is just the beginning of
what they hope will be a successful
outdoor track season. '
Tri-City Relays Track Club is a
member of the NCAAU Track organ
ization and exits to mentally and
physically develop local youth from
ages 5-18 through year-round athletic
At the peak of the track season,
Tri-City has been known to have over
50 participants competing in track
and field events across the nation.
been passing on his knowledge ever
Grant who is also the sprint coach
at Reagan High, has been with Tri
City for over 15 years and enjoys
helping the youth improve on and off
"I fell in love with track a long
time ago at Carver, probably before a
lot to these kids were bom," Grant
laughed. "I continue to come back
because I want to pass my knowledge
of the sport on to others. Track and
field can really take you places if you
are dedicated and put in the work."
Over the years, Tri-City Relays
has helped a lot of student-athletes
obtain scholarships from a variety of
schools, including Appalachian State,
Guilford College and UNC Chapel
"All you have to do is put in the
work," Grant said. "The results will
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Photo by Tevin Stinson
Emily Morrison (far left) preparing for the gun to
fire at the start of 110 hurdles at the 12th annual
Johnson-Riley Invitation which was held at the
High Point Sportsplex.
a teenag^ Lamont Wilson used to
watch bicycle races all the time. He marveled at
the skills the cyclists showcased as they navigat
ed the 1.3 miles-long course that surrounded
Lake Montebello in his.home town of Baltimore,
Wilson was intrigued, so he purchased an old
10-speed bike for $20 with the hopes of gaining
first-hand experience in road racing. About that
time, Wilson moved to North Carolina and
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Photo by Erin Mizelle for the Winston-Salem Chronicle
Sterling Swaim, (left,) an organizer of the event, introduces sponsors at the
ground-breaking ceremony as Councilman Derwin Montgomery, (center,) and
Mayor Allen Joines acknowledge those who brought the National Cycling
Center to Winston-Salem on Friday, May 29,2015.
State champ Reid
career at Prep
Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
Lamont Wilson ranks eighth in the state in his age group in Criterium racing.
Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
National Cycling Center
BY TEVIN STINSON
According to cycling enthusiasts, in a
few years Winston-Salem will be known as
one of the premier cycling cities in
On Friday, May 29, a ceremony was
held to mark the beginning of renovations
to the 42,000 square foot building at 505
North Liberty St. The building will be
home to the National Cycling Center.
The center will be an official training
site for USA Cycling. Dr. Richard Rauck,
chairman of the National Cycling Center,
said he couldn't be more excited about the
"The day has finally arrived," Rauck
said, "and we couldn't be more thrilled for
the future of cycling in this community."
The National Cycling Center will
house state-of-the-art cycling training
equipment, a meeting room, open kitchen
and lounge areas, as well as laundry facili
ties and study areas for young athletes who
may be in school while training. The upper
level will include 10 double-occupancy
rooms that will be used for teams from
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BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHRONICLE
There's no denying that Deonica Reid
of Winston-Salem Prep has had a stand-out
high school track-career. Over the past four
years, Reid, who will graduate from
Winston-Salem Prep on Sunday (June 7),
has won eight state titles in the short
sprints, long jump and two sprint relay
events (indoors and outdoors).
At the Class 1-A State Outdoor Track
and Field Championships three weeks ago.
Reid closed out her career in grand style
with an impressive sweep in the 100 and
200 to go with her sizzling anchor leg on
Prep's title-winning 4x200 relay.
Aside from the three gold medals, she
was the state runner-up in the long jump.
Even though Reid didn't win that event,
her leap of 18-feet, 4 inches was still the
best jump in Class 1-A for 2015.
"I'm so grateful that I got to run in the
state championships all four years of my
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