Sharks track and field star Alston signs with Winthrop

sjtf-alstonThe Winthrop University women’s track and field program got a great deal Tuesday with the signing of St. James High senior Alexus Alston. The Lady Eagles signed one all-state track and field athlete but got four or five.

That’s because Alston, a straight-A student who plans to major in physical education and earn a masters in athletic training, happens to be a jack of all trades on the track and in the field.

Alston holds school records in five different events and has competed in the state finals in four of them during her illustrious high school career. She hopes to bring home some gold this season to add to her own personal trophy case on display at the school.

Last season, Alston finished second in the state in the 400 hurdles and fifth in the 100 hurdles – the two events she plans to focus on at Winthrop. She also placed seventh in the 100 meters and the triple jump last season.

Photo courtesy of SJHS Athletics

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