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Middle School Track star putting up High School stats

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If you Google Kelshawn Grant, you'll find football articles.  If you youtube him, you'll find a 3 year old video of him playing basketball.  Recently, this athlete added a new sport to his resume.

"He runs the open hundred, open two hundred, he's won every event he's been in all year.   You're talking 6 meets and he's only allowed to be in 4 total events, so anywhere I put him he never wavered," Coach Stafford said.

Beckley Stratton Middle School won the county championship track title Thursday and Coach Dale Stafford gave a lot of the credit to Kelshawn Grant, an 8th grader who's stats are comparable to high school track scores.

Kelshawn just picked up the sport and is still taking it all in.  "This year's track season has pretty much been amazing, I never ran track before and I thought I'd just give it a shot this year."

Grant said he will continue playing basketball and football, but track is quickly becoming his favorite sport.