Ghost and his mom are being shot by his dad and ran away to Mr. Charles store for cover so they would not get shot.
Ghost comes to a track practice and meets the coach after he runs along the side of the other kids and then coach ask him to be on the team. Coach goes to Ghost's house and ask if Ghost wants go for the team.
Ghost wants to take the shoes and to prove that he doesn't have to be wearing his beat up ones and doesn't want to be caught by the lady.
Then after he gets on the team and jerseys come the coach finds out that he stole the shoes and has to sit out of the practice.
Then they go and coach try's to tell his mom and then Ghost convinces him not to tell his mom and gets his spot on the team.