By Bill Alden
Having emerged as the leader of the pack for the Princeton High girls’ cross country team, Charlotte Gilmore is gaining strength from numbers.
“Working as a pack has been our main focus this season and it has helped everyone,” said junior standout Gilmore.
“It has helped me individually because I know that when I pass someone, that makes it easier for the people behind me to pass them. It helps knowing that I am not just running for myself but for everyone and having that duality.”
Last Friday at the Mercer County Championships, Gilmore passed just about everybody, placing third individually in the girls’ varsity race, helping PHS take fourth in the team standings behind champion Allentown and runner-up WW/P-North and WW/P-South.
“Last year I came in 14th here, so that is exciting,” said Gilmore, who clocked a time of 19:27 over the 5,000-meter course.
“It was really cool to know from the opening to see everyone go to the front of the race and to know I am running with them.”
Running with a full squad helped PHS stay near the front of the race. more