Sunday, June 16, 2013

Indiana Mr. Track and Field honor surprises Lafayette Jeff's McQuay

Story courtesy of Ken Thompson,

The last thing Carl McQuay expected this weekend was to be named Indiana’s Mr. Track and Field.

“I didn’t even know they had an Indiana Mr. Track and Field,” the recent Lafayette Jeff graduate said Saturday. “I just thought they had Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball.”

McQuay received the award at a banquet Friday night on the eve of the Midwest Meet of Champions in Fort Wayne. Even though McQuay earned two state championship medals at the IHSAA Boys State Track and Field meet on May 31, he was unprepared for the moment.

“I wasn’t expecting to win the award,” McQuay said. “I was talking to one of my friends at the table when they called my name. I didn’t pay any attention. It feels pretty good to claim it, but it’s all because of God and hard work."

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