August 27, 2014

CROSS COUNTRY | Keep Your Eye on Captain Kellner

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By ARIEL COOPER

She ran into fifth place at her first tri-meet and narrowly missed a spot on the All-Ivy Second Team after a 15th place finish at her first Heps. She was named Most Valuable Freshman and chosen to represent Team USA at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a sophomore, she made it to the NCAA Nationals. She can run a mile in less than five minutes. But this runner, junior tri-captain Caroline Kellner, still has two seasons left with the Red. With all that she has accomplished so far, one can only imagine where Kellner will go next.

Women’s cross country coach Artie Smith said Kellner’s passion has played a big part in her success on the track.

“One of the things that Caroline has going for her … is that she is deeply passionate about running and very passionate about this team,” he said.

According to Smith, it is this drive and passion that propelled Kellner into the captain position this season.

“It’s unusual on our team to have a junior elected captain,” he said. “So I think that passion for running and for the team was noted by her teammates given that she was elected into that leadership role as only a junior.”

Connor Archard / Sun Sports Photography EditorJunior tri-captain Caroline Kellner looks forward to leading her team and running for the Red again.

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