"What has been nothing less than a tumultuous senior year for DaJuan Morgan had a happy ending Friday night at the University of Florida's Percy Beard Stadium as Morgan won the boys 400-meter sprint.
Moments after being presented his gold medal, Morgan and his mother embraced each other on the infield. Then Morgan promptly hung his gold medal around his mother's neck as tears streamed down their cheeks.
"When I approached the starting line, the only thing on my mind was to win the gold medal for my mom," Morgan said. "I promised her I would win the gold for her. We broke down in tears together."