Rashawn King’s wish is to say “thank you” to everyone who helped him.
The Middle Creek High football and basketball standout was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in June 2010. The school supported him, and now he has asked Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina to feed the student body, faculty and staff of the school.
Thursday, his wish will come true as Make-A-Wish feeds about 1,900 people at the school with the help of Chick-fil-A.
“We are truly honored to be able to grant Rashawn’s wish and acknowledge all of those who helped support him and his family during his treatment,” said Kristen Mercer Johnson, the Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina president and CEO. “It speaks to the character of this young man who decided to use his wish to thank the Middle Creek High School community.”
Wake-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
King came back from his illness to play football and basketball at Middle Creek this year as a senior.
Frazier is fastest: Ravenscroft’s Wesley Frazier ran the fastest 1,600 meters by a female high school runner this year on Saturday when she won the Bojangles Apex Lions Relay in 4:45.82.
“The weather was nice ... cool, which is always a bonus,” Frazier said. “I didn’t feel any different than I usually do other than I was mostly racing the clock, which I don’t particularly like to do.
“It didn’t feel remarkable. In fact, I went out too fast the first 400 and paid for it the rest of the race.”
The time was the fifth-fastest ever by a North Carolina girls runner. Frazier is No. 2 on the North Carolina all-time list with a 4:43.11 that she ran while winning the national title in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals last year.
Frazier said she was more excited about the Ravens winning the distance medley relay and meeting the qualifying standard for the New Balance Outdoor nationals than she was about her personal time.
Durham Jordan’s Alexis Perry was a dominating three-event champion in the Bojangles meet. She won the 100-meter hurdles (14.51 seconds), the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches) and the long jump (18 feet, 6.25 inches.).
Perry is an N.C. State recruit and was the most outstanding performer last winter in the N.C. High School Athletic Association indoor track championships.
The Southeast Raleigh girls won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 relays and won the team title 63-54 over Apex. The Knightdale boys dominated the relays, winning the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 to top second-place Cary 66-46.
East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle was overwhelming in the shot and discus. His put of 56-feet, 10 inches won by more than seven feet, and his 161-foot, 3-inch discus throw was the best of the day by more than 15 feet.
Enloe’s Jonathan Addison won the long jump (23-9) and high jump (6-8).
Signings: Scott Goldcott of Ravenscroft, a five-year letter winner in lacrosse, signed with Mars Hill College last week. He had 26 goals and eight assists in 2011.
Durham Jordan track hurdler Matthew Foster is signing with UNC-Wilmington on Friday.