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Morse named Patriot of the Month

January 11, 2019

After a strong freshman season in Cross-Country and even stronger academic performance in the Fall, Monroe Morse has been named the Patriot of the month for December. 

Morse, from Patrick County, put on a strong showing at the Region X CC Championships.  He followed up that race with a 17th place finish in the NJCAA National Championship,  one place shy of earning All-American honors. While he set very good times this year on the courses, nothing was more impressive than the 3.8 gpa he posted in the Fall. We asked Mr. Patriot of the Month a few questions about his success. 

Q:  How do you balance academics and athletics?

A:  “Academics always comes first. I tried to stay ahead in my classes so that running wouldn’t be an issue.”

Q:  What was your biggest challenge this fall? 

A:  “My biggest challenge this fall was probably starting college for the first time.”

Q:  What drives you to be the best you can be? 

A:  “It is more rewarding to always strive to be the best I can be.”

Q:   Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A:  “In 5 years I hope to be a welder. I plan to continue running my whole life.”

“Monroe is a dedicated individual who shows maximum effort in training, racing, and the classroom,” says Coach Andre Kidd. “He has taken that role to define what our program is about.”

Morse and his teammates return to running in indoor track January 19th at the JDL Open in Winston Salem,  NC. 

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