Two more Cardinal athletes signed letters of intent to participate at the collegiate level in their respective competitions.
Abbey Marie Ratcliff signed to run Cross Country at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her high school head coach Tommy Schexnayder praised Ratliff’s leadership in matters both pertaining to races and in other areas of student life. “When she stepped on our campus in 8th grade, I knew she was one of the ones that would stand out, and she sure has,” Schexnayder said.
This season, Ratcliff lead a young girls XC team to a State Championship and placed 3rd overall in the race.
Ratcliff expressed gratitude to her family and friends and to her coaches directly said, “I couldn’t even think about the last five years without y’all and this sport and the impact y’all have had on my life.”
Braedon Methvin signed with Missisisippi College on Thursday. Coach Schex said, “Braedon broke out of his shell not only to become one of the best distance runners in the state (of any class) but also the leader of our team.” Schexnayder also commended Methvin for being a model of what the XC program strives to accomplish in its student athletes.
Methvin also lead a State Champion team this season, and placed 2nd overall in the race.
Both Ratcliff and Methvin look ahead now to the track season approaching in Spring 2021 before closing out their high school running careers.
Congratulations to both Cardinal athletes for mirroring the tenets of our mission statement in their athletic successes.