HARRISBURG (June 14, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Senator Katie Muth recently recognized six exceptional student-athletes from the Coatesville Area Senior High School Red Raiders (CASH) Boys’ Track and Field Team.
Ousman Kamara was honored upon winning first place in the Class AAA Boys’ High Jump during the 2019 PIAA State Track and Field Championships earlier this year. Kamara, a junior at CASH, won the state title with a jump of 6 feet, 8 inches. He further distinguished himself during the season by placing second in the high jump during the District I championships.
The Red Raiders 400-meter relay team, comprised of Dapree Bryant, Eric Kirk, Aaron Young, Dymere Miller and Camari Stocker, was honored for breaking and setting several records this season. They also won the state title with a time of 40.99 seconds. In addition, the team won a gold medal in the District-I 400-Meter Relay event and made an impressive showing as the top American finishers in the boys’ 4×100-meter in the Championship of America at the Penn Relays.
“I know some of you are graduating and moving onto bigger and better things. I wish you all the best, but most of all, I hope that the memories of this championship season and the friendships you’ve made, the bonds you’ve formed, the lessons learned, and the values of teamwork, grit, determination, dedication, confidence, faith, and sacrifice that you embodied on your way to the gold, last your entire lives,” Dinniman told them. “And for those, like Mr. Kamara, who are returning to compete for CASH next year. Let’s do it again and soar even higher.”
Dinniman and Muth met with the athletes, their head coach Damien Henry and CASH Athletic Director Matt McCain, to officially recognize them on their achievements with special Senate Citations. The athletes were also officially introduced on the Senate floor and given a brief tour of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.