The Southeast Guilford senior was prevented from reaching his obvious potential by an injury, but maintained a positive attitude.
Today we have another boys' hurdler, and another athlete whose highly promising spring season was cut short, this time due to injury. Hezekiah Ward was coming off an indoor season in which he displayed tremendous improvement in the high hurdles, winning an individual title in the 55 hurdles and helping lead his team to the 4A Indoor Co-State Championship. He even posted a PR in the 300 hurdles before growth-plate problems in his hip derailed his outdoor season. I should also point out that this is one of the most interesting interviews I have ever taken, as well; Hezekiah was willing to talk about his talents outside of the realm of running, and they are multiple and unusual. Although he was in the midst of his injury battle at the time of this interview, he maintained a very positive attitude, and he was quite humble about his achievements. I'm glad to report that he showed enough of his potential to be able to continue his career at UNC-Wilmington next year.