By Kris Freeman for White House High School
HENDERSONVILLE – White House High School senior Emma Wall won the Sumner County Cross Country Championship in the girls division on Tuesday at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville.
On a hilly course in cooler temperatures than the hotter days of the early fall, Wall came from behind during the race and conquered the championship run to become the first girls cross country runner at WHHS to win a county championship.
“The culture is changing at White House,” said multi-time Nashville marathon winner Scott Wietecha in presenting Wall with her race-winning medal. “Emma Wall is the Sumner County champion!”
Wall is a multi-sport athlete at White House High School and also is a forward on the basketball team as the Lady Devils prepare for her senior campaign on the hard wood.
“(That was) one of the most determined and grittiest runs I’ve ever witnessed,” said White House head coach Gary Marsh. “She has mental toughness beyond anything I’ve seen. That is not some thing you can coach, she is something special. I’m just glad I got to witness it.”
The White House girls team finished third overall in the meet in Sumner County.