A run in Annalise Crockett’s shoes

Annalise Crockett finishes strong at a race

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Annalise Crockett finishes strong at a race

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After being one of the four runners to qualify for the State Championship, Annalise Crockett reminisced on her past four years in cross country. Her hard work has finally paid off during her senior year. The Broken Arrow Cross Country team was 18 points away from qualifying for state, which led them to only have four runners chosen for the state run, two boys and two girls. The names of those who ran along side Crockett, were seniors Kelsey Bottomley, Collin Carpenter and Blake McConkay.

“Annalise is extremely hard working both on and off the field,” junior Peyton Jones said. “She has set the bar extremely high and continued to be a great influence.”

Annalise is one of the leaders on the girls cross country, and her confident but humble attitude is one of the reasons why she is a great runner. Her silent confidence is something that has been influenced by the people in her life, being the youngest of five siblings shows that you must have perseverance.

“Annalise is a great friend of mine and she is a wonderful person,” senior Jessa Murray said. “We’re good runners and I hope we stay in touch after graduation and go our separate ways.”

Annalise has moved around a lot while she was growing up, living in Utah, Arkansas, Missouri and finally settling in Oklahoma. She plans to either attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs or Northeastern State University on both an athletic and academic scholarship.

“My brother scored a 32 on the Act and my goal is to get a higher score than him,” Crockett said. “The first time i took the act i scored a 31, and i plan on taking it again later in the semester.”

Along with being a dedicated student and runner, Crockett is a devoted Mormon. Along with going to practice and studying, Crockett also attends seminary which starts at 6:00 in the morning every day. After graduating from college, she plans to serve a mission for the church.

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