As I sat in my chair waiting for my name to be called “T’Aja Charnay Cameron,” I held back tears that I had accumulated in four short years that felt like a lifetime. And as I walked across the stage, I felt nothing, and I barely even smiled. The day had turned into just another day of the week. That was my story in high school – this pretty girl, the popular girl, just floating and living without a purpose.
The SEC is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, and Jolie Carbo is one of the best 400 meter sprinters that has been part of the women’s track and field program at Ole Miss. The Mississippi native is a talented and sensible young woman who has gifts only a few are born with.
New Jersey native Anthony Acklin grew up dreaming of being a chef before he got on track. His earliest sports memory is racing his mother down a hill at a family picnic in grade school. That’s when he became interested in running.