BRHS’ Fuller qualifies for USA Jr. TeamPublished 12:47pm Friday, June 21, 2013
A Benjamin Russell Wildcat now represents the U.S.A for track and field.
Cameron Fuller won first place at a national invitational meet in the triple jump and long jump events. His efforts landed him a spot on the United States junior national track and field team.
Earlier this year, Fuller earned the No. 7 ranking statewide in the triple jump event during a strong season for the Wildcats track and field team.
BRHS track and field coach Cecil Holinquest said Fuller was one of the driving forces behind the team’s improvement from last season.
“First and foremost, I’m very proud of Cameron for all of his efforts,” he said. “We took track to greater heights this past season and working with individuals like Cameron helped us do that.”
Holinquest said Fuller was a prime example of how desire could translate into success.
“One thing I always say is that winning comes down to kids wanting it,” he said. “Cam is a go-getter. He really wants it, and he hates to lose.”
Fuller’s dedication to the craft, Holinquest said, was a big reason why Fuller was able to perform as well as he had.
He added that Fuller is a self-starter.
“It’s nothing I’ve done, really,” Holinquest said. “It’s all about doing the little things right. He finds himself working on the little things. The long jump and triple jump are two events that come down to inches. Cameron always works on improving his jumping distance or improving his form and technique.”
According to Holinquest, Fuller and the national junior team have a meet scheduled for July 1-2 at Samford University in Birmingham.
“I have high hopes for him,” Holinquest said. “I’m sure that he’s going to find great success.”