Sprinter to run track at UNC-Wilmington

Nyesha Patillo

Sport: Track, 100- and 200-meter runs

College: UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington, NCAA Division I, Colonial Athletic Association

Expected major: Athletic training

Havelock Highlight: “The bond with the coaches, and they were able to teach me things that I didn’t know before, and then having the experience to run for the Havelock Heat (track club), they helped me a lot with my high school career. I want to thank coach LaDerrick Hunter for giving me the opportunity to run track and for teaching me about the fundamentals of track and helping me become the athlete I am today.”

Why UNC-Wilmington: “I kind of fell in love with the campus on my tour. I met with the track coaches and they were just amazing and wonderful. They made me feel like I was at home. That’s when I knew where I wanted to spend my school career.”