Harrison boys track and field star Chris King possesses a uniquely competitive and energetic personality.
His likeability in combination with his competitive edge and constant energy motivates his teammates.
“He works hard in practice and his personality helps to fire up the team,” said head coach Mike Phillips. “Chris is a much needed leader on the team, as well as a major contributor.”
As one of the best pure athletes in the school, King led the team to a fourth place finish in both sectionals and regionals last season.
This is his third year running track.
King competes in the 400-meter, 200-meter, 4x4, and 4x1 sprints.
His best time in the 400-meter sprint is 51.5 seconds.
The Harrison senior has received numerous college offers to run track, including the University of Jamestown and Indiana Tech.
He’s yet to commit.
King’s biggest inspirations for running track are his father and grandfather.
“It means a lot to me because my dad ran in high school and my grandfather did too, so it’s like a family tradition I have,” said King.
His father held the state 4x1 record, though it has since been broken.
King continues to work and improve his skills in hopes that he can advance to state.
“Track means everything, it’s my life,” said King.