WKTV - West Canada Valley senior Jack Minasi is on his way to a national track and field tournament at North Carolina State University this weekend.  Minasi will be competing in the long jump, the event he won his second straight Division II state title in last weekend, as well as the high jump, which he finished second.

The former Sports Express Athlete of the Week in football is missing his high school graduation Saturday to get this experience before heading to HCCC, where he will compete for the Generals.

Minasi spoke to NEWSChannel 2 Wednesday afternoon, where he thanked the community for supporting him.

"The community really came together, they raised $2,600 for me to go," said Minasi.  "I can't thank anyone enough, I'm going to be thanking people forever.  Me, my grandmother and my mom are going.  We're flying down tomorrow, we fly from Albany to Michigan then we go to North Carolina from there."