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Allatoona during Cobb County Cross Country Championship on September 5, 2020 - Acworth, GA. Credit Image - Chrystal Moore.

Cross Country’s Emily Heffron named Athlete of the Week

Written by Lexie Hunter – Newspaper Staff Reporter

This week’s athlete of the week is Emily Heffron. Emily has been running cross country for three years and is now a Senior at Allatoona. Emily says one favorite cross-country memory “was getting second place at state last year because it was a rough season. We were all taking pictures when one of our coaches told us we got second place, which we didn’t think we’d place, and we were all so surprised.” Coach Parsons says Emily is an Athlete of the Week, “because of how well-grounded she is and able to keep the group going through training. Also, [because of] her commitment to this team and their success.” Emily’s advice for younger players is to “keep on working on getting better, even though it feels like you aren’t improving because it will pay off in the end.”