By Carter Lemons, Class of 2015

On May 2, 2014, the Westminster track team along with hundreds of other runners made the annual journey to Memorial Stadium in Selma, Alabama to compete in the AHSAA Outdoor Track and Field State Championships. For the girls team in particular, the pressure was on. The Lady Knights were the defending champions from the 2013 season and were expected to perform well again. Under the leadership of seniors Katie Brooks Boone and Morgan Reynolds, the team delivered. On May 3, they took their second state championship trophy in two years. For Katie and Morgan, it was a bittersweet moment. Tears mixed with smiles and hugs. It was their last high school meet, but the impact they had on the lives of their teammates will be seen for years to come. They have embodied self discipline, work ethic, and sportsmanship. At practice they supported younger runners. Before races they prayed with and for their competition. They brought something special to the team that cannot be put into words. Katie and Morgan set a standard that improved the entire team athletically, mentally, and spiritually. On behalf of the team and the school, we love you both and we will miss you!

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