GREENWOOD, SC – After culminating his high school track and field career with an individual state championship in the 400 meter hurdles, Matthew Lights took his career to another level Tuesday morning, when he signed his national letter of intent to run track at Coastal Carolina University.
“They (Coastal Carolina) are a great school,” Lights said. “I loved their academics and think that I will be able to succeed in their track program.”
While Lights was an accomplished runner in the 400 meter hurdles in high school, Greenwood track and field coach Doug Blosser said that Lights’ versatility will help him make an immediate impact when he arrives at Coastal Carolina.
“I think he will be able to do a variety of things for their team,” Blosser said. “He will obviously be able to do hurdles. But if they need him on relay teams or anything, he will be able to step in and help there too. He (Lights) has been in our program since the eighth grade, he won the state championship, and now signs to run at the next level. I’m very proud of him and he deserves it all.”