Carson Hume envisioned winning track events this Spring. He planned on contending for a state championship in the 2-mile.
Instead he can only watch others leave the start line.
“I’ve gotten really good at swimming,” joked Hume who hasn’t been able to run thanks to a stress fracture. But the Dakota Ridge junior refuses to sit around.
“I definitely keep my hands busy when I can,” Hume told 9NEWS.
The unfortunate events at this years Boston Marathon gave Hume a chance to stay busy.
“I couldn’t believe that something like that would happen, you know, because it’s the Boston Marathon,” said Hume.
He immediately wanted to help. He’s been setting up a booth at track meets, raising money to donate to 1 or 2 of the victims from the bombing.
“The goal is probably $10,000,” said Hume.
He’s already close to $2,500, and he’ll be set up for all three days of the state track and field meet this weekend at Jefferson County Stadium.
“I saw this as a great opportunity to help some people,” said Hume.
No, he won’t be running. But Carson will certainly have an impact this year’s state track meet.