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In Their Own Words: Harlee Garner and Jakeline Blea

Guest blog by Harlee Garner and Jakeline Blea, USW student-athletes

Yesterday USW’s Women’s Red River Conference Championship Cross-Country Team coached by RRAC XC Coach of the Year Jessica Becker loaded up and left campus by charter bus for the long drive to the NAIA National Meet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Two of my favorite student-athletes, Harlee Garner and Jaki Blea, are part of that team and they have an unusual story to tell about how they ended up as college roommates and best friends. As our thoughts and prayers are with them and their teammates this week, I thought I also would feature them in this week’s blog. So in their own words, here is their story about how two girls who didn’t care for one another at all in grade school ended up as young women who became best friends in college. Read More