Cedric Hawkins(sr) and Dunbar are looking for a 2nd straight state championship in the 4x200 meter and maybe the 4x100.
The talk of last year's state meet was Dunbar. A Darvell Harris(class of 2012) led team led the Mighty Men to a 4th place state finish in the biggest class in the state.
But with heavy losses to graduation, not too much was expected out of Dunbar this year. But then again, the Mighty Men have never put together their best team in the 4x100 or 4x200 this year. That is, until sectionals. At sectionals we found out what they could do. They qualified to state in both relays.
The 4x200 "upset" Oak Park and had the 3rd best state qualifying time in the state out of all sectionals with a time of 1:28.70. I'm not making any predictions yet. But I do like the Dunbar outlook in the 4x200. This is a Dunbar program that has proven it over the past few years they can do it in the 200 and 4x200.
The Mighty Men have two bonafide stud sprinters in Cedric Hawkins(sr) and Demoria Harris(so). Hawkins has emerged nicely this year for Dunbar and took second at the CPS meet in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.20. Demoria Harris- the brother of Darvell and Travon- seems destined for something big. He broke 22 seconds in the 200 by running a time of 21.99 to win sectionals. He will be a major player in the 200 at the state meet. This big time talent is only a sophmore.