Battery Creek’s Quamecha Morrison has had quite a week. Fresh off of leading the school’s girls track and field squad to their first state championship on Saturday, the senior signed for Bethune-Cookman University. “I love Florida, I really do,” Morrison said, adding that it was always her intention to join a good track team in the Sunshine State.
She accomplished that goal by joining Bethune-Cookman. The school’s coach made the trip to Columbia for the state meet and was on hand to watch Morrison’s domination of the competition.
On Saturday, Morrison won an astounding four individual state championships at the Class 2-A level. After dominating the Lower State meet, she did much the same at Spring Valley, finishing atop the podium in the 100m dash (12.11), the 200m dash (24.78), the 100m hurdles (14.33) and the high jump (5-04.00).
Since her return home, she’s received numerous congratulatory comments from her fellow Dolphins, but the magnitude of her performance hasn't really hit her yet. “It hasn't sunk in yet that this is my last time running for high school,” Morrison said.
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To top it all off, she will be named Battery Creek’s female athlete of the year at the school’s banquet on Thursday evening. “She’s a tremendous athlete,” coach Tyrone Pierce said. “She’s also very strong in the weight room as well. She’s a genuinely great person.”
Pierce said he will miss being able to count on points before even pulling up to a meet. He’ll miss Morrison’s attitude and work ethic and he’ll certainly miss her championship-level talent. Where does she stand in the history of BC girls track?
“She is number one,” Pierce said.