Tift County track star Erin Young says staying closer to home was his main decision for choosing to extend his track career at Clayton St. Young was injured for much of his senior season but was crucial to the Blue Devils winning the region 1-AAAAA championship in 2011. He was part of the winning 4X400 team and was a runner up in the 200 meters.
Young also earned sprinter of the year honors at Tift County as a junior. He said he had several offers from different schools but chose Clayton State in Morrow, Georgia because he wanted to be closer to his family. The Lakers are in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.
Young thanked his former coaches and mainly his family for helping him get to this point in his career.
Young said "My mother and my daddy they both helped me a lot and helped me stay on my grades and made me train a lot so I finally got here."
He went on to say he plans to major in Dentistry.
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