Ashley hurdler earns “All-America” status


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ashley High School senior Stanley Broaden captured two state titles in May. He won the the 110m high hurdles (14.38 seconds) and the 300m intermediate hurdles (37.4 seconds). Last week he added another title: “All-America” with a top 6 finish in the New Balance Track Nationals in Greensboro.

Broaden graduated from Ashley earlier this month. In fact he’s a National Scholar Athlete. As of this week he’s ranked No. 6 in the country for the 400m intermediate hurdles, No. 1 in the state for the 400m intermediate hurdles and 5th all-time for North Carolina. His personal best in the 400m hurdles is 52.43 seconds. His personal best in the 110m high hurdles is 14.26 seconds.

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Broaden will run track at Appalachian State next spring. Before he puts on his track spikes he’ll be putting on his soccer shoes. Broaden will be a two-sport athlete at ASU. He’ll play for the ASU soccer team this fall.

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