SCOUT SNODGRASS

Scout Snodgrass is the daughter of Mark and Angie Snodgrass. The vast majority of her life she has grown up in Kingfisher, except for the two to three years her family lived in New York. She is one of four children and the only girl. This coming fall Scout will be a Junior at KHS. 
Scout first started running in 5th grade when she joined cross country. Despite what you might think, she didn’t join for the running but rather the fun. Scout continued to run cross country in 6th grade. In Junior High (7th-8th) is when Track becomes available to students. By 7th grade, running had become more important to her, more serious. In her 8th grade year, she was unstoppable. At 8th grade state, she placed 1st in Cross Country and in her Track relays. 
Scout’s freshman and sophomore years of High School she made it to the 4A state track meet in all of her events. As a freshman, she placed 3rd in the 800m and 6th in the 400m. In her sophomore year, she placed in all of her events and PRed in every one of them. Both relays broke the school record. Her 4×8 relay got 2nd with a PR of 9:48.17, in her open 800m she placed 4th with a PR of 2:18, in her open 400m she got 5th with a PR of 58.76, and her 4×4 relay placed 5th with a PR of 4:04.41. 
When asked if the Junior Olympics was even on her radar she replied with a chuckle and a no. Scout’s mom, Angie, found the last track meet of the season to qualify her and her younger brother, Steel, for the Junior Olympics. This meant a quick trip to Texarkana, Arkansas. Scout ran the 200m, 400m, and 800m and qualified for regionals in the 400m and 800m. Steel also made it past the district qualifier. Next up for the Snodgrass family was Bentonville, Arkansas for the regional qualifier. To qualify for regionals you have to be one of the top 16 finishers in your event at the district meet. After becoming ill with strep, Steel still made a valiant effort to compete but his body was not doing him any favors. Scout not only qualified for the Junior Olympics but also placed 2nd in her 800m with a 2:22 and 3rd in her 400m with a 59.76. In order to make it to the Junior Olympics a runner has to finish in the top 5 of their event. 
Scout is set to compete in the Junior Olympic prelims in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 29 and 30. The Junior Olympic finals will be on August 1 and 2.
Congratulations, Scout on your incredible accomplishment! We wish you the best of luck and will be cheering you on back home! 

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