Speed Thrills

Lamar Carraway is one of the area's top track stars. He doubles as the quarterback for the Lake Providence football team. Another State Champion in track, Orlando Robinson, suits up across the border for Crossett (AR) High School.

Lamar Carraway won the Louisiana Class 2A 100 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash in 2011. His time of 21.93 in the 200 and 10.84 in the 100 put him ahead of a talented group of runners. Calvary's Brandon Wilson finished third in the 100 with a time of 10.97, making him one of only three to finish under 11 seconds.

Over in Arkansas, Orlando Robinson of Crossett won the Class 5A State Title in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 21.91 seconds. Robinson finished fourth in the 100 with a time of 10.97 seconds. Robinson's fastest time in 2011 in the 100 was 10.82 seconds at the Arkansas Meet of Champions on May 14th. Robinson missed the 2010 football season due to injury. If his 2011 track season is any indication, he should be good to go on the gridiron for his senior year.

Carraway did plenty of damage on the field for Lake Providence. The 5'10" Quarterback threw for over 1000 yards and he rushed for over 1,000 yards. Carraway scored 21 total touchdowns on the year. His on the field performances have drawn attention from college scouts from all over the South.

The Lake Providence star said he has plenty of camps to attend this summer. "I go to Louisiana Tech's camp on June 12," explained Carraway. "Memphis, Arkansas State, UL-Lafayette, and LSU are the only other ones I know for now that want me to come."

Carraway said he doesn't know a lot about Louisiana Tech other than it's about an hour and a half from his home. He'll have plenty of opportunities to learn about all the schools that are recruiting him this summer. In turn, the college coaches will be taking a closer look this fall at both Carraway and Robinson. Their speed has put the spotlight on them, now it's time for them to show off on the field.

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