A New Shade of Blue for Westover's Ousley
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:22:52 GMT —
Breaking state and school records, Westover's Discus Thrower Dontrevious Ousley has done it all for the Patriots. But it's time for the two-time state champion thrower to move on to college and start aiming at national titles.
Ousley has signed with the University of North Carolina on a track and field scholarship spurning offers from Florida A&M and Troy University.
Florida A&M and Westover Athletic Director Harley Calhoun were shocked that Ousley declined the Rattlers offer. Calhoun said the offer would have set Ousley up nicely, but the new Tarheel wasn't interested in Tallahassee. Ousley is already at home in his new shade of blue.
"It feels really great. It's a big signing (for me). I went to the campus and everything seemed great. They've got a good program there, and we're going to continue to have a good program," Ousley said sporting a Tarheel blue shirt and tie along with a big smile.
Winning the AAA-Discus title in 2011 and 2012, Ousley has been a record breaker for Westover. He became only the third thrower to hit a distance of 192' 5" at the state track meet in Jefferson and broke the Westover school record previously held by Kurt Quarterman at 185' 7".
Calhoun labeled this track signing as one of the largest in his tenure with the program. Ousley has plans to major in computer animation at the ACC school.