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Female Athlete of the Week
by Maurice Dixon
April 23, 2013 10:07 AM | 1556 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sometimes, an unfortunate outcome is the end to a string of success and hard work. After suffering a stress fracture in her left foot, Landmark Christian freshman Rachel Morley has to deal with this setback.

“It started hurting a while ago from overtraining,” said Morley, who was unable to pinpoint an exact date.

Before she had her foot placed in a walking boot and her 2013 track-and-field season ended, Morley was a force to be reckoned with in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and the discus in Class A.

Morley had six first-place finishes in the discus and set a personal record in the event Apr. 13.

“Discus is quite fun,” she said. “I wish I could throw at state.”

Morley also had five first-place finishes in the 300-meter hurdles and three in the 100-meter hurdles.

“I really want to show what I can do and how much training it takes,” Morley said.

“During the meets when I get first place, yes I’m excited but it’s more of the quality of the training that I put into it that got me there and not just my talent.”

Also a member of the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay teams, Morley is hopeful that she will come back even stronger next season.

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