For Natalie Sandlow, running is a passion and her family’s way of life.
What might have seemed on the surface as following her older sister’s footsteps quickly became her own path, one she solidified this season as she became the first-ever GBN female cross country runner to earn all-state honors in the three-mile race.
And she’s only a sophomore.
Coach LeBlanc says Sandlow runs with the maturity of an older runner.
“She sets her goals for the season and then works incredibly hard to achieve them,” he said. “She’s certainly someone who leads by example. She’s always working hard.”
Sandlow ended this season in 21st in state, the highest in school history, and hit a personal record that shaved 21 seconds off her previous best.
“When I’m running, I just focus on getting to that finish [line],” she said. “That really helps me to do my best in the moment.”
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