The 6-foot-2, 170-pound junior sprinter/jumper won four gold medals at the Class 2A state meet this past season, sweeping the sprints and winning the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 9 inches. Those 40 individual points by Crump helped the Mustangs finish second as a team-without him, Strayhorn would have finished eighth. The teen broke the tape in the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 10.69 seconds and followed up with victories in the 200 dash (21.9) and the 400 with a personal-best 50.03. His career-best clocking of 21.11 in the 200 ranked as the state's top time in the event this season and the nation's No. 39 all-conditions clocking among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. Crump concludes his prep track career as a three-time state champion in the long jump.
Crump has maintained an 89.0 average in the classroom and will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
A member of his school's Rotary International Interact Club, Crump helps to coordinate and execute two service projects a year, one that helps the school or community and another that promotes international understanding. "Cameron Crump was a small-school kid who produced some big-time performances in Mississippi in 2017," said Dyestat.com Editor-in-Chief Doug Binder. "His 21.11 clocking in the 200 was probably the top achievement in the state this year, and for a Class 2A athlete (out of 6 classes), it was really exceptional."