As the Carter High School boys and girls track teams swept the Class 4A team state championships on May 12, their former teammate—Ledajrick “LD” Cox—was close to their hearts.
Cox was tragically killed soon after graduating last year. The Carter athletes dedicated their season to Cox, wearing his name on their shoes and gear.
Sha’Carri Richardson, the Carter track star who is headed to LSU, said her former teammate’s spirit motivated the team.
“Losing LD was a shock to everyone. We were able to turn what he brought to Carter, his energy, into motivation on the boys side just as well as the girls,” she said. “We did for him, we did it for ourselves, we did it for our school and, most importantly, we did it for the community.”
The Dallas Morning News reported that Carter High School on Saturday marked the 17th time in UIL history that a boys and girls team from the same school swept the team state championship.