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Athlete of the week

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By The Staff

Caroline GroganSchool: Oldham County Middle School.Sport: Cross country/track and field.Age: 13.Hometown: La Grange.History: Grogan started her competitive running career as a sixth-grader last season for the Lady Colonels. Prior to that, she had been a swimmer. She is one of several returning runners for OCMS which expects to field a very strong team this fall. Grogan comes from an athletic family with four older sisters – Claire, Margaret, Hanna and Grace – all of whom are accomplished athletes. Claire may be the best known right now as one of the top high school swimmers in the state in the breasstroke.Accomplishments: Grogan ran 175th in the state meet last year helping a young Lady Colonels team take seventh in the state.She also runs track for OCMS and helped the Lady Colonels win several meets through the season while competing in the 1,600-meter run and on relay teams.Grogan also had one of her better runs last season in the North Oldham Rumble in the Jungle meet finishing 27th and was also 42nd in the South Oldham Dragon Invitational saving her best races for the county courses.Other honors: A straight-A student, Grogan made the honor roll at OCMS in every grading period last year.What she likes best about cross country: “I like the people I run with and I like that you can see yourself getting better throughout the season.”