Weddington senior Kyle Durham has been awarded North Carolina Boys Player Of The Year!
"The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Smalls as North Carolina's best high school girls track & field athlete."
Kyle Durham was the indoor 1600m State Champion, indoor 1000m State Champion, outdoor 800m state champion and outdoor 1600m runner-up. Durham also played a key roll on Weddington's 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams that were state champions and that top team in North Carolina in both events.
Durham will head to North Carolina State University to continue his track career this fall where he'll compete in both track and cross country.
Durham's excellence in the classroom and on the track add him to elite company as one of the 34 North Carolina Boys Gatorade Track & Field Athletes of the Year.
Boys Track & Field
1986- Terrell Carpenter, Hoke County
1987- Elbert Ellis, Hillside
1988- Randy Jordan, Warren County
1989- Larry Harrington, Millbrook
1990- David Adair, Garinger
1991- Brian Ellis, North Rowan
1992- Shannon Pope, High Point Andrews
1993- Alvis Whitted, Orange
1994- Robbie Howell, Apex
1995- Chris Wylie, Myers Park
1996- Ramando North, West Charlotte
1997- Greg Yeldell, North Rowan
1998- Greg Yeldell, North Rowan
1999- Thomas Lewis, Byrd
2000- Ricky Brookshire, Watauga
2001- Robert Boulware, Z.B. Vance
2002- Mike Loyd, Mt. Tabor
2003- Matt Debole, Mt. Tabor
2004- Andre Tillman, North Rowan
2005- J-Mee Samuels, Mt. Tabor
2006- Jack Bolas, Chapel Hill
2007- Johnny Dutch, Clayton
2008- Dylan Ferris, East Forsyth
2009- Wayne Davis, Southeast Raleigh
2010- Isaac Presson, Asheville
2011- Eric Winfrey, Byrd
2012- Craig Engels, Reagan
2013- John Crossley, West Carteret
2014- Trentavis Friday, Cherryville
2015- Keon Howe, Mallard Creek
2016- Marcus Krah, Hillside
2017- Connor Lane, Cardinal Gibbons
2018 - Jamar Davis, Orange
2019 - Kyle Durham, Weddington