2015-11-07 / The Bullhorn

Bulldog qualifies for state cross country competition

By Delaney Sullivan and Luke Burton

Roxboro Community School (RCS) 10th-grader Brittany Smith won the 2015 Cross Country All Conference Champion title on Oct. 17.

Smith has been running for the RCS cross country team since sixth-grade.

Winning All Conference means Smith is qualified to participate and run at the State Championship.

Running as an individual, one would be representing his or her school at this race. Smith came in the top 25 in the state competition.

Smith said she never thought that she would accomplish something like this. She trained for a week with Yvonne Pleasant, cross country coach, and also during her free time at home.

“I was so thankful when I found out that I had won,” said Smith. “I had never qualified to go anywhere for running before, so I felt really accomplished when I found out I won. It wouldn’t have been possible without Yvonne helping me.”

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