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Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 9:13 am, Fri Nov 29, 2013.

When it was decided Johnny Jefferson would anchor Shoemaker’s 800-meter relay at the state track meet, Grey Wolves track coach Kevin Ellison told the senior, “You’re going to put the team on your back when you get the baton and you bring us home.”

Jefferson was admittedly nervous. But knowing what he and others on the relay had sacrificed to get to Austin and seeing his teammates leave their everything on the track as the baton went around the track, Jefferson’s closing act was easy.

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