May 9, 2011

Campbell wins state title

Torrey Campbell could have started college a semester early, but stayed in high school because he had some unfinished business to take care of on the track this spring. After finishing second in the 110 meter hurdles a year ago, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Campbell wanted a state championship his senior year. That dream became a reality this past week as Campbell won the gold medal with a blistering time of 13.96 in the finals. He talks about the experience, when he is making the move to Iowa, and much more.

Q: First, tell me about winning a state title in the hurdles last week. What was that whole experience like for you?

CAMPBELL: It was a lot of hard work that really paid off, finally getting the gold medal. It was a little surreal. I had all my family there and it was just a great experience and a great feeling sharing it with them.

As a senior, Campbell finished with 48 tackles and 10 pass break-ups in leading Naples Baron Collier High School to an 8-3 record. In August 2010, he committed to the Hawkeyes over scholarship offers from Tennessee, Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Wisconsin, Purdue, West Virginia, Maryland, Rutgers, and Kansas, among others.

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