Bobby "Ray" Bridgeman, Jr.
Matthew Olen Cross
David Earl Hanna
Glenda Dale Jones Heald
Robert Blair Razick
Robert "Bobby" Evander Shaw
Allyson Nell Sprott

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Matthew Olen Cross

  • Graduated from West Florence High School in 1997
  • Graduated from Coastal Carolina in 2001 with a degree in Health Science
  • Five year letter winner in Track at West Florence High School
  • All Conference 10 times in Track (400m, 1600m, 3200m)
  • 7 times Conference Champion in Track
  • 5 Times All State in Track
  • 3200m Conference Champion from 8th thru 12th grade
  • 1600m State Champion Runner Up as a Senior
  • Cross Country 6 year letter winner
  • He was the only 7th grader to earn a letter
  • 2 times West Florence Cross Country team MVP
  • 5 time Cross Country All Conference
  • 2 time All State in Cross Country
  • 4A Cross Country State Runner Up
  • Led 97 West Florence Cross Country team to 3rd place State finish
  • 1993 USATF Junior Olympic All American in Cross Country
  • Road Race Circuit South Carolina state age group record holder in 10K competition
  • Awarded a full scholarship to Division 1 Coastal Carolina University
  • Ran the initial leg in Columbia and carried the game ball for the 1996 Shrine Bowl football game as one of the top 40 state cross country runners
  • Serves as the Head Coach for Track & Cross Country at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N. C.