Kamil Jihad, a 9th grader at Chester High, won the 1600 meter and anchored the 4×400 meter to victory at the Delaware County Boys Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Jihad was recognized as one of the nation’s top 1600 runners as a 12 year old coming in 2nd at the AAU National Track Championships in New Orleans in 2011.

We look forward to finally having a top runner to follow for the next few years again as track and field has lost favor among our youth. Some great youngsters are participating with the Chester Cheetahs youth track program. Hopefully, a few more will continue with the sport into high school and beyond.