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Featured Athlete: Bridget Bernal

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Sophomore Bridget Bernal is on the varsity cross country team. She placed 4th at the regional meet.

Sophomore athlete Bridget Bernal is making her mark on Lovejoy’s Cross Country team. The sophomore has already received much praise for her performance; she runs an impressive 18:20 5K and is currently ranked 4th in the region.

On November 3rd, 2023,  Bridget attended the UIL State Championship race. With efforts from Bridget and the team, the girls Cross Country team took home the first place trophy.  

Pre-race:

Hype song: Worship music

Go-to running shoes: Hokas

Favorite pre-race meal: Pasta

Years of experience: 11

Post-race:

The Red Ledger: How long have you been running cross country?

Bridget Bernal: I have been running since kindergarten, but I started doing real training in 7th grade.

TRL: You weren’t in the top 7 last year, and now you are ranking 4th. What changed?

BB: I think the training just clicked. I feel like I know how to get past the pain during races better this year when I didn’t last year. Also, Coach Littlefield pushed me a lot during training, so I was pushed to a new level. 

TRL: What does your training schedule look like?

BB: We usually have 3 workouts and 2 recovery days with a long run on the weekend when we don’t have a race that week.

TRL: How did the team feel about winning State?

BB: We were super excited to get a 3-peat and show off all the hard work we put into this season. 

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Brooklyn Jones, Staff Writer
Lyn Jones is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff at TRL. Jones loves receiving interesting story assignments, helping out with media/design, and getting to contribute her photography. She has a passion for activism and aspires to become a journalist one day. Outside of school, Jones enjoys spending time with her family, creating content for her website and social media accounts, and going out with her friends. She is very excited to be a part of the team and cannot wait to see what the next few years on staff will bring!
Anna Frost, Graphics Editor
Beginning her third year on TRL, junior Anna Frost is excited to take on her new role as Graphics Editor, as well as continue her photography work. Frost is a member of the cross country, track and field, powerlifting and fishing teams. As you can tell, she loves all things sports related. In addition, Frost enjoys listening to new music artists and experimenting with new genres; she is also learning to play the piano. She loves food and is learning how to cook, and could talk for hours about the restaurants in the area. Frost can’t wait for another great year with the Red Ledger. 

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