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Trojan three-sport standout wraps up 2013-14 with High Jump medal at State

By Thomas Sellers Jr.State Demarius Curry high jump State Demarius Curry medal logo demarius curry

MURFREESBORO – It’s been a busy 2013-14 TSSAA sports year for Millington’s Demarius Curry.
He started in the fall leaping in the air, snatching down touchdown passes from Eldon Tyms. During the winter, Curry came in from the cold to run some point and play tough defense for the Trojans.
Curry wrapped up his sporting year Friday afternoon in Murfreesboro with the Class 3A State High Jump final. The junior hit a mark of 6-feet, 4 inches to earn fifth place and have his name announced across the MTSU Stadium public address system.
“I felt good,” Curry said after making his personal best. “I might have scratched a bunch of times but I pulled through in the clutch.
“It feels good having a piece of jewelry on my neck,” he added. “I guess it also feels good knowing I can come back next year and go even harder.”
After clearning 5’8, Curry ran into a little trouble at the 5’10 mark. The bar dropped to the ground on his first two attempts.
But a little advice from his teammate Devynn Brandon on the infield, Curry made the adjustment and cleared the mark.
With his adrenaline pumping, Curry flew over the bar at 6 feet in his first attempt. It took only two attempts for Curry to leap over 6’2. And in his first chance at 6’4, he made the mark.
The overall winner for the day was Southwind’s Joacob Patton with a mark of 6’10. Curry was happy to come home with a medal to concluded the year, but now his mind and body are building toward 2014-15.
“I’m trying get Male Athlete of the Year next year,” he acknowledged. “It’s go hard or go home.
“This year was a B-plus,” Curry concluded. “It can only get better. First I want to make a 20-plus on the ACT. Then take care of my duties with the National Guard. I want to take my team to State. And I want to come back here in more than one event. I’m looking forward to it.”

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