Toronto King shows off the three medals he won at the Hershey’s Track and Field South Carolina championships. He’ll be competing for a national long jump title next month. With him are, from left, Desmond Phillips of the county Parks and Recreation Department, Darlene Priest, his coach, and Toronto King, his dad.
By Chris Sokoloski
Carvers Bay Middle School student Toronto King is heading to Hershey, Pa., to compete in a national track and field event.
King, who will turn 12 next week, won the state title in the long jump earlier this month.
He's exciting to be making the trip to the chocolate capital of the United States, but thinks it will be "a lot harder" to win a national title.
King also competed in the 200-meters and 400-meters at the state meet.
He trains twice a week with Darlene Priest, who has been training Georgetown track athletes for four years. It's her first year working with kids from the Pleasant Hill area.
Priest will be traveling to Hershey with King for the competition Aug. 2-5.
King is the son of Toronto and Michelle King and has a younger brother, De'Andre.
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