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Local runner reaches regionals

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Cross country runner Courtney Shepard still feeling elated about her recent accomplishments.  Photo by Quinn Donoghue

On Oct. 25, junior cross country runner Courtney Shepard represented Elgin High School at the regional finals in Huntsville.​Shepard advanced to regionals after finishing tenth in the season finale district meet. Though she ultimately won’t be advancing to the state finals, Shepard said she’s proud of what she accomplished and was grateful for the outpouring of support she received from the community.​“I was in shock that I actually made it to regionals,” Shepard said. “I didn’t think that I couldn’t do it, but I didn’t think I’d actually do it.”​Shepard’s recent accolade was especially satisfying given that she spent her sophomore year rehabilitating a torn ...

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