Athlete of the Week: Emily Carter/ Cross Country & Track

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Athlete of the Week: Emily Carter/ Cross Country & Track

Emily Carter poses for a pic at the National Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

Emily Carter poses for a pic at the National Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

Scott Staranko

Emily Carter poses for a pic at the National Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

Scott Staranko

Scott Staranko

Emily Carter poses for a pic at the National Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

Logan Wright, Staff Writer

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Emily Carter is a sophomore at BPHS and a current star runner for the cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

Carter finished in third place at the WPIAL Cross Country Championships in late October and she placed 11th in the state at the PIAA Cross Country Championships in November.

She won the mile and the 3,000 meters at the TSTCA Indoor Track and Field Championships in February. She set a school record in the indoor mile.

At the Pennsylvania Indoor Track and Field Championships a week later, Carter placed second in the 3,000 meters and fourth in the mile.  She set a new school record in the 3,000 and ran the 16th best U.S. time. She also set a new school record in the indoor mile. This outstanding performance qualified her for the National Indoor Track and Field Championships in NYC.

There, she finished in seventh place in the Emerging Elite Division One Mile Race and broke a 36-year-old school record in the two-mile race with a time  10:41:46. The previous record was 10:57:92 set back in 1983. Carter beat it by a whole 16 seconds.

Look for Carter in the one and two-mile races on the outdoor track this spring.

 

*Correction, the original article said that Carter broke the record in the one-mile race with a time of 10:41:46. It was not the one-mile but the two-mile race.

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