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Male Athlete of the Week-Kenny Selmon
by Greg Oshust
May 22, 2014 09:45 AM | 2548 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kenny Selmon finished his outstanding high school track and field career with three more state championships as well as emphatically stamping his mark on the state record book in the process.

The Pace senior and North Carolina signee repeated as Class A private school champion in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and set new Class A state meet records in both events at the boys’ state meet in Jefferson May 10.

Selmon won his second straight 110 hurdles title with a time of 13.96 seconds to break the previous record of 14.23 seconds set by Reidsville’s Eddie Johnson in 1986.

He clinched the 300 hurdles for the third year in a row with a time of 37.21 seconds — surpassing the previous mark of 38.05 seconds established by Lanier County’s Omega Calhoun in 1998.

Selmon also teamed up with Jordan Brown, Xori Johnson and Josh Rogers to win the 1,600 relay in 3:23.56 for Pace, which earned a spot on the awards podium with a fourth-place finish in the Class A private school team standings.

“He is one of the best in what he does, yet he is one of the most humble athletes you would ever want to meet,” Pace coach Jolie Cunningham said. “He is a mature young man that even as good as he is right now, he has so much more potential and we will see so many great things from him at the next level.”

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