Recent Hillside High graduate Marcus Krah claimed a world IAAF World U20 championship in the 110 meter hurdles on Friday in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Krah, 18, clocked a 13.25 to edge U.S. teammate Amere Lattin (13.30). Krah, who won three N.C. High School Athletic Association outdoor titles in the spring and three indoor titles in the winter during his senior season, will enroll at North Carolina in the fall.
He also won the U.S. junior championship in June.
“It feels amazing, unbelievable,” Krah told the IAAF. “Setting a (personal best) was a goal, but most of all it was about winning gold. I never thought I would actually get it until I got here.”
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Apex HOF nominations needed
Apex High needs more nominations for its inaugural sports hall of fame. The deadline for nominations is the end of the month.
East Chapel Hill AD: Former Chapel Hill baseball coach Randy Trumbower has been named athletics director at East Chapel Hill. He replaces Ray Hartsfield, who retired as AD in the spring.
Trumbower has served as a special education teacher and case manager in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system since 2007. He also served as the chair of the Exceptional Children Department. Most recently, Trumbower was recognized as the 2016 Chapel Hill High Teacher of the Year.
Trumbower served as the head baseball coach at Chapel Hill from 2009 to 2013, and as its assistant athletic director since 2014. His Chapel Hill baseball teams went 76-48, including a 2010 team that finished 23-6 after going to the East regional series.
Broughton baseball: Jere Morton IV has been promoted from junior varsity coach to replace Harry Jones as Broughton’s baseball coach.
West Johnston baseball: West Johnston has promoted assistant coach Josh Plisko to head coach of the Wildcats’ baseball program. Plisko has been a part of the West staff for the past two seasons under departing head coach Joey Worley.
West Johnston won the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference in 2016, going 12-2 in conference play, and shared the 2015 league title with Garner.
Worley, a prep baseball standout at Princeton High School, is expected to be named head baseball coach at Carolina Forest High School in South Carolina. He was 46-27 during his three seasons leading the West Johnston nine.
D. Clay Best