Photo feature: Rowan native trains at MLK Ave park

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The sun beat down on Rowan County Monday raising temperatures across the region.

The heat, however, didn’t deter Rowan County Native Carlos Ross. Beads of sweat formed just above his brow, but he sped across a walking path in a Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Park in the blink of an eye. He sprinted down a concrete track, breaking briefly between sprints.

Ross on Monday was running in preparation for an upcoming meet in Greensboro. Ross, 34, runs for Atlanta Track Club in the 30 to 44 year-old age group.

He graduated from North Rowan in 1999 and continued running, still at the top of his game.

Ross runs the 200 meter dash at USA Track and Field events. In his division, he’s currently ranked fifth in the U.S. in the event. Ross is ranked 10th in the world in the world in his division.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.