This is such a story of strength, dedication and determination. A real feel-good story…
Holland Reynolds is, and always will be, a champion in my book all day long!
The 16 yr old is captain of University High School (SF., CA) girl’s cross-country team, and ranked 3rd in the state. She was in 2nd place with a half mile to go in the CIF state championship meet in Fresno.
She collapse meters short of the finish line.
“My legs started to feel heavy and I started to slow down a lot and I felt I couldn’t run anymore. I was breathing really heavily, hyperventilating. My hands were really cold at that point.”
The state championship was on the line. Instead of quittin’, Holland crawled her ass over that finish line!
She did it for her coach, Jim Tracy, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s last summer. He is a dedicated coach, still with the team even though he had occasional slurred speech, scrambled thoughts and little energy, sometimes fallin’ down at practice and had taken to sittin’ in a chair for their workouts. She wanted his last season to go out with a bang.
She finished 37th out of 169. THEY GOIN’ TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
This story brought tears to my eyes…
Kudos to this selfless young lady. I’m on “Team Holland” from here on out!
(*feelin’ all warm & squishy*)