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Metea Valley Mustangs Boys Track & Field

Remembering Devin Meadows

Devin Anthony Meadows started his first year at MVHS in the fall of the 2011-2012 school year. His family originally being from Michigan, Devin only lived in the Aurora area for a few years prior to his attending our school but his presence was felt as soon as he arrived the first day. Charismatic, energetic, bright, hard working, and extremely happy are only a few of the many characteristics that could be used to describe Devin and the impact he had on those he touched in his life. Whether it was in the classroom, the hallways, the field, or the track, Devin was kind to all people and knew the power of simply saying Hello and giving them his warm smile that could brighten anyones day. As a student-athlete, Devin was on the fast rise to stardom. A two-sport athlete, he was a starter for both the Freshman and Sophomore Football teams at wide receiver and even got a shot at playing with the Varsity team in the final games of the season his Sophomore year. As a member of the Boys Track & Field team, Devin was one of the most dedicated and hardest working athletes from the very beginning. He was one of the few freshman to come to winter season conditioning, as he wanted to make sure he was ready to compete as soon as the season began in January. Devins goal was to be the best Track & Field athlete he could be but it was his spirit and willingness to motivate others that captured his coaches and teammates attention. As the 2012 Track & Field season began, Devin showed just how much natural talent and athletic ability he possessed. Devin was a sprinter, specializing in the 400m Dash, competed in Long Jump and was a key member of the Frosh-Soph sprint relays. Devin still holds individual freshman records in the 400m Dash (54.04) and Long Jump (18 7 ). In relays, Devin is part of two record holding teams at the Frosh-Soph level: the Indoor 4x200m (1:42.84) and the Outdoor 4x400m (3:34.94). In each of these relays, Devin was the only freshman with three sophomores filling in the other relay legs. This is a testament to his natural ability and success from early on as a rising star in the Boys Track program, which would have led to him competing at the Varsity level his Sophomore year. Unfortunately, that dream never came to be as Devin was taken from us in a tragic car accident on October 23, 2012. While we all wrestle with his loss in our lives, what we choose to remember is the young man he was, the athletic prowess he demonstrated, his passion for family and friends, as well as his love of life. Devin may be gone but he will never be forgotten. In honor of Devin for what he meant to the Boys Track & Field program and MVHS community, the event that Devin excelled at, the 400m Dash will be forever named in his honor as the Devin Meadows Memorial 400m Dash. May the memory of Devin Meadows remain with us all and push us to excel in life and all that we do.

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