Wednesday, July 13, 2016

OHS grad Cayla William to Savannah State for track

KISSIMMEE, Florida -- Two-event Orange Belt Conference track champion Cayla William will continue her career at Savannah State University in Georgia.

The Osceola Lady Kowboys sprinter won the 100 and 400 meters championships at the OBC meet and she also competed for the school’s relay teams under Coach Eric Pinellas.

She also went to the state meet as a member of the regional champion 4×100 relay with teammates Sadae Davidson, Nydaiyah Pickett and Talyssa Gatlin, continuing Osceola’s tradition of track excellence.

4 Osceola HS (Kissimmee) 49.64 49.632 1) Davidson, Sadae 10 2) William, Cayla 12 3) Pickett, Nydaiyah 11 4) Gatlin, Talyssa 11

“Probably running the relays with my teammates is what I’ll remember the most,” she said during a signing ceremony at the OHS gym.

At Savannah State, she will be a sprinter in the 200 and 400 events under head coach Ted Whitaker, she said.

William considered other offers, but she liked that Savannah State showed continued interest and pursued her.

“My coach (Pinellas) got in touch with them and they were persistent,” she said.
Pinellas said that William worked hard for her opportunity.


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