By Abbey Jo Fryer
“Running taught me that nothing is handed to you. You must work for what you want.” Reed said. Kylee Reed is currently a runner for Durant High School’s Cross-Country team. This past week she and the others went to Cross-Country state in Oklahoma and placed sixth.
“I wanted to participate in a sport in the 7th grade and I chose to run.” Reed said. Kylee has been in cross country for the past three years and plans to run as long as she still enjoys in. Kylee talks about state and says that even though they didn’t finish well, she knows everyone tried their hardest to win and that’s all that matters.
“My favorite part about being part of cross country is reaching both personal and team goals.” Reed said. Kylee also thought about she has learned what it means to be dedicated and persevere through pain, also talking about how many new lifelong friends she’s made.
“The reason I love to run is because of all the people I’ve met through it.” Reed said. Kylee talks about how running has taught her team work and how much the running has benefited and taught her.
“The air was crisp and cool at state.” Reed said. She talks about how much it meant that she was back at state for the second year in a row and how even though she didn’t do as well as they hoped they still made it there and that they did better than last year. This year, state was hosted by Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Old hatred turned into new friendship throughout her high school career, along with Kylee’s new friends to love and encourage her with not only running but everything else she does, she has her old friends to love her and encourage her just as much as everyone else.