Mr. Spruill excelled at both cross country and track and field while at EHS: his track records stood against all competition for 29 years. He also served the School as a Senior Monitor and member of the Honor Committee.
He co-captained the cross country team as a senior and received All-Alexandria honors. Mr. Spruill also co-captained the track and field team as a senior. He set School records in the indoor 1,000-yard run and the half-mile run, and he was a member of the record-setting 4x400 relay team.
As a senior, Mr. Spruill was presented with the Beaudric L. Howell Award for Track and Field and the C.C. Baldwin Medal for Sportsmanship. He continued his athletic career as a member of the track team at the University of North Carolina.