For Washington County High School senior Quintaveon Poole, running is his passion.
"I was fast and wanted to use my speed," said Poole when asked what sparked his interest in track and field. Using his speed, he has excelled in the sport as he is currently ranked first in the nation in the 400 meter.
Seeing his potential, Mississippi State University recruited Poole and on November 12 he signed his letter of intent.
"Quintaveon is a very special athlete that possesses talent that is very rare. Most athletes are either a sprinter of a distance guy," explained Coach Gregory Cooper, adding, "He can do both--and finish at the top of his class which allows him to dominate the events he runs."