Senior Alex Council is a respected track star at Northwood. Council has many accomplishments to her name, the most important being the back-to-back indoor 55-meter state championships she won in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to the 2015 state championship race, Council was determined not to let her nerves get the best of her. She made it a personal goal to beat the 4A runners.
“I was very nervous going into the race, but I was also confident,” Council said. “The 4A runners are fast, and their times are always near mine.”
Council was elated once she crossed the finish line because her dream became reality. “It felt great after I looked at the times and I realized that all of the training and my hard work paid off,” Council said.
Council is a track athlete that trains diligently in the off-season. She starts her training two weeks after her summer National meet. The training consists of three days of lifting and running six 150-meter dashes every day.
Council plans to attend UNC-Charlotte on a track scholarship and is looking to continue her success as a track athlete at the collegiate level.
– By Jailen Leach