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College Bound: Chelyn McCain

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
contributed photoCoal Ridge High School graduate Chelyn McCain (front row, center) signs her letter of intent to attend Mount Olive College in North Carolina. Beside her are Coal Ridge track coaches Meggie and Ben Kirk. Behind her is Coal Ridge hurdles coach Lonnie Bowles.

Coal Ridge High School graduate Chelyn McCain recently signed a letter of intent to compete in track and cross country at Mount Olive College in Mount Olive, N.C. Below is a brief Q&A with McCain on why she chose Mount Olive and her high school experience:Why Mount Olive? “The money was there. I got a full ride. [The school’s] really, really nice. It’s little, so it’s homey. Everyone’s nice.”Academic focus: “Education. I think I want to be a kindergarten teacher.”What are you most looking forward to about college? “Sports, I think. To compete at a higher level.”Proudest moment from Coal Ridge track/cross country: “Probably this year, getting on the podium for the 100 hurdles. It’s been a goal, and I didn’t start out doing hurdles.”What will you miss most about home? “My friends and just the small community. Everyone knows everyone.”

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