A lot of track athletes may have taken a different path to find a way to make sure his or her team would have a successful season.
Ed'Treon Wilcox made a point to exercise his leadership skills to drive his Glades Central teammates through the 2014 high school track and field season.
Perhaps sacrificing some of his time and effort to improve himself, the senior did pretty good on the track.
Wilcox is the Sun Sentinel's Class 2A-1A boys track Athlete of the Year.
"Team was important to him," Glades Central coach Brian Pollock said. "I was proud of him and still he put it together at the right time."
Wilcox ran a personal best 10.65 in the 100 meters this season. He was a District 14-2A champ and qualified for the state meet at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he finished fourth in the state.
He also helped lead the Raiders 4x100 relay team to the state meet with a district title and qualifying for state as well. Wilcox was the anchor leg for the third fastest time (41.65) in Class 2A this season. Wilcox also ran the 200 meters, finishing second in the district.
"Looking back I probably could have put more effort and time and worked harder for me, but my main focus was leadership for the team," Wilcox said. "That's what I wanted. I think it was a successful season and I feel it came out the way I predicted."
Glades Central was the District 14-2A champion and finished fifth at the regional meet.
The senior is heading to Delaware State to run track and now it's time for Wilcox to concentrate on himself.
"Just need to work hard and put together a better work ethic," Wilcox said. "My goal is to lower my times. Looking back, we were a family at Glades Central and had each others back."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun