The young men who make up the Willingboro high school track team and their coach have somewhat become local celebrities.
Their big win on Jan. 13 marked their fifth consecutive state relay championship, making it their 19th state title. With that win, Willingboro holds the record for the most track state titles by a public school in the history of New Jersey track and field.
WHYY caught up with these hometown heroes to learn how they prepared for the race, how they’re handling their notoriety, and what’s next.
The interview was conducted by WHYY’s community curator for Willingboro, Dr. Amy Dean, and Terry McCollum, founder of BoroTV, a grassroots online news and information channel.
WHYY’s community engagement in South Jersey is made possible by a generous grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
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