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  1. No Sugar: Well Done
    May 7, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    It’s great to read a story like this as too many of our black kids fail to take the steps necessary to achieve in the classroom. I really enjoyed the way you wove in the “cool” thing into your article. I mean what’s cooler than being a fine athlete and good student especially if it gets you a full ride.

    I am now a huge Ted Lampmkin fan and hope he continues to do well on the playing fields and the classroom. Just too bad it will be at Iowa State. Ugh!

  2. Deep Stuff
    May 8, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    This provided good insight on how we got to this point and how “at the end of the day” it still all comes down to making the right choices. I agree with NO SUGAR: WELL DONE. There is nothing cooler than overcoming peer pressure to not get good grades while also being a great athlete. Way to go Teddy!

    • Will Cummings
      May 8, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

      Yep. Y’all got it!

      Thanks Deep Stuff and No Sugar.

  3. TTY
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Think TL will win 100 All-Class at state?

    • Will Cummings
      May 10, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      TTY: There are about half a dozen sprinters capable of winning the all-class 100. “TL” ran a wind-aided electronically-timed 10.69 at Metro. Add the tech .12 or so wind correction to that and it’s 10.81. He took second in Class A last year at 10.80 in the state finals and he is sprinting a lot better this year. I say if he is healthy and pumped he will run at least a non-wind-aided 10. 73. So it will take at least that time to win state this year. Add a little wind and we could easily see a sub-10.70 all-class winner.
      We know TL’s time this year on the state meet track at Burke—can’t say that about the others except for Kenzo Cotton. How legit are those 10.5s and 10.6s hand-helds that are out there?

  4. Track Fan
    May 10, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Thank you! Great story! As a black man I get tired of hearing all the negative stories about our students. Thanks for writtig the story and thanks to Ted Lampkin, and his parents, for being cool.