The Next Level: Wilson, Akins, Fulgham

APRIL WILSON
Track and Field
Thomas Dale High School

Freshman at Indiana Tech
After an excellent career at Thomas Dale, Wilson left as a record holder in three events- the 4 x 100, 4 x 400 relays and the 400m dash. The former Knight was about as versatile as they come in track events, participating in the long, triple and high jumps, and a multitude of running events. This season for Indiana Tech, she qualified for nationals with a 400m time of 58.01 seconds. Indiana Tech Head Coach Doug Edgar applauded her work ethic and expects further time improvement.

AUSTIN AKINS
Wrestling
Matoaca High School
Sophomore at Coker College
After starting his wrestling career on an academic scholarship at Columbia University, Akins transferred to Coker College (Hartsville, SC). At Coker, he’s 22-3 on the season and is the team’s top point-winner. At Matoaca, he’s 5th All-Time with 142 wins. Wrestling at 189 in high school, Akins placed 4th in state as a senior and 7th as a junior. Akins brought home Central District and Central Region championships as a senior in 2011. The sophomore is majoring in biology and exercise science.

SARAH FULGHAM
Track and Field
Thomas Dale High School
Junior at Virginia Commonwealth University
As a junior at Thomas Dale, Sarah Fulgham was an integral part of Thomas Dale’s Central District Championship during outdoor season as she finished in first place in the high jump (5-2), Long Jump (17-11.5) and Triple Jump (38-2). Fulgham was also an All-State performer in the long jump (both outdoor and indoor.) At VCU in the 2013 outdoor season she won the long jump at the New Captain’s Classic with a season best jump of 5.55m- (18 feet).

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