Gilchrist coaches way to victory
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:04 AM
Alana Gilchrist won the Class A, Upper State long jump title last season with a distance of 16 feet, 1 inch.
That was, with former coach Nnynita Paul guiding the McCormick High School track standout who then placed sixth at state.
This year, the junior looks to a different coach, one who knows she can reach that next level.
Gilchrist, conveniently, can seek out her new coach any time.
All she has to do is look in the mirror.
While first-year McCormick coach Geneva Green settles in with the program, Gilchrist has coached herself to several event victories. The latest was Tuesday's meet at Greenwood, which she won with a distance of 15-9.
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