Edwin Buggage Editor-in-Chief Data News Weekly
Gifted sprinter Bryson Osborne, II’s lifelong dream was to win a State Championship in track. Bryson spent 11 years at the best school in the state, Lusher Charter School, as an honor student. While achieving academic excellence and becoming a standout athlete at Lusher, his goal of a State Championship in track and field eluded him.
So, when Bryson’s father, Bryson Osborne I, and his mother, Tiffany Crusto, purchased a beautiful home 2 blocks from Edna Karr High School, Bryson soon realized he’d have a chance to win a track State Championship. With Edna Karr having a very gifted sprinters, young Bryson believed he had what it would take to contribute to this team and reach his personal goal of being a champion. It is something that runs in his family, as Bryson’s father, himself a top-notch high school sprinter for John Ehret High School, seized the opportunity to place Bryson in a position to fulfill his dream of winning a State Championship.
Bryson II, a former AAU All-American sprinter, became the workhorse of Karr’s track team, led by Coach Errin Singleton, who’s worked with Bryson bringing him to the next level of success. This track season Bryson took on the all-important role of being the first leg on the 4×100 relay team, and the first leg on the 4×200 relay team. Additionally, he was the second leg on the 4×400 relay team. All three relay teams were undefeated going into the state finals. One relay team even won a state championship during the indoor track season, upsetting champions Westgate.
Heading into the state finals, the three relay teams were projected to be state runner ups in all three races to Westgate. Bryson, the workhorse of the team, was able to explode out the blocks and pass the baton off first in the 100 and 200 races. In the 400-yard relay, as the second leg runner, he opened up a 40-yard lead. As a result, Karr’s relay teams won State Championships in the 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay and finished second by 0.07 of a second behind reigning champion Westgate in the 4×200 relay.
Bryson Osborne, II, a junior, will be teamed up with the entire relay team next year. He and his teammates will be looking forward to winning Gold in all three relays next year. His teammate Sophomore, Ra’hji Dennis, Karr’s top sprinter, and 200-yard dash winner, came home with 4 medals, 2 golds and 2 silvers. Bryson Osborne returned home with 2 golds and 1 silver. Given all their accomplishment the future seems very bright for Karr’s track team next year.