Shown center is Mustapha Elgazar, state winner, with coaches, from left, Ann Mueller, Billy Blakeney, Joel Dale and Laura Wright.
“Moose” wins state in 800 meter run

Central High School senior Mustapha Elgazar ended his high school running career at Spring Valley High School May 14 by winning the state championship in the 800 meter run in Class 2A.

To honor his accomplishment, residents and fans welcomed him and his teammates back to the community Saturday evening with escorts of fire trucks, law enforcement and other rescue vehicles through downtown Jefferson and Pageland.