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Friday Night Sports Hero: Kymani Sterling

The North Platte Track star hasn’t lost an event yet this season
Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 11:27 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - This week’s Friday Night Sports Hero is North Platte Track’s Kymani Sterling. The Senior has been incredible so far this season, winning every event he has competed in.

“I feel pretty good. I’m holding on to the goal, I wanted not to lose this year because I don’t like losing,” said Kymani of his undefeated season.

Kymani and his twin brother Jahmani came to North Platte from Jamaica three years ago. The twins instantly made their mark on the Bulldog’s track and field team. This year, Kymani has his sights set on a State Title.

“I had a bitter taste in my mouth after placing second at State my Sophomore year. After having my Junior year cancelled, I knew I have to win this year,” added Sterling.

While both twins have high hopes to finish their high school careers in style, the journey is just beginning for the Sterling brothers. Kymani and Jahmani are both committed to run collegiately at UC Colorado Springs.

“He’s a life long partner. We’re born together, we do this together...I’m pretty confident we both will succeed on the other level,” said Jahmani of the twin’s future.

While the twins are as competitive as they come, the bond between the Sterling brothers is also very special.

“He’s my biggest competitor and my number one supporter. I like having my brother here, he helps me go through everything I do,” added Kymani.

When the duo left Jamaica, they set out to make an impact on the North Platte community. With the State Tournament just around the corner, the twins will be ready to capitalize on the opportunity.

“Before we came here, our dad was like ‘leave your legacy’...That’s what we plan on doing, leaving our legacy. It’s been like seventy years since [North Platte] won State and we’re trying to go for it this year just to leave a legacy,” concluded Jahmani.

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