February 19, 2011
Van Hooser back to 100 percent
Despite having an injured back, Montgomery (Ala.) Trinity junior Walker Van Hooser decided to compete in the state track and field meet last year.
It was a decision he probably regrets.
Seeded No. 1 in the 100 meters, he fought through the pain to place fourth in the prelims, which qualified him for the finals the next day. But when the sun rose the following morning, Van Hooser had a serious problem.
"I couldn't walk," he recalled. "I couldn't compete in the finals."
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