CHAPMANVILLE — Chapmanville Regional High School track athlete Andrew Thompson has signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Charleston.
Thompson’s mom is Joetta Thompson, the head coach of the CRHS track and field team.
“He began track and field his eighth grade year and he has competed every year since,” Joetta Thompson said. “He has always done the 4×200 and has done well. He’s made it to state every year in that event.”
During Andrew Thompson’s junior year he worked on the 800-meter dash and made it to the state meet in that event.
“That is his strongest area of competition,” Coach Thompson said. “Therefore, colleges have notified him and he finally decided to go to the University of Charleston, where he has been given a scholarship to run track for their men’s program.”
Andrew Thompson is planning on majoring in biology and is leaning toward going into the dental program at WVU in the future.
“He is a very hard worker and should do well in any area he chooses,” Coach Thompson said. “I anticipate him making it to state in the 4×200 and possibly the 800 again this year in his senior and final year in high school.”
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).