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Female Athlete of the Year: Alex Cameron
by Chase Wallace
cwallace@neighbornewspapers.com
May 22, 2013 12:05 AM | 1493 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the Dunwoody Lady Wildcats were running their way to cross country and track state titles during the 2012-2013 school year, distance specialist Alex Cameron was at the head of the pack.

The junior dominated the 5-kilometer cross country state meet in the fall by finishing 19 seconds ahead of her closest competition and giving Dunwoody the boost they needed to top Lakeside for the Class AAAAA state title.

In the spring Cameron won DeKalb County championships in both the one mile (1600-meters) and two mile (3200-meters) events, followed it up with region championships in the same races, and capped her stellar season off with a pair of gold medals at the GHSA Track and Field State Championships in Albany last week — scoring 20 of Dunwoody’s 69 points by herself.

“Alex pushed herself to reach new heights everyday,” said Dunwoody track and field coach Shannon Miller. “She competed not only against the other competitors, but she challenged herself to improve on her own accomplishments [and] that is seen by her continually improving on her personal records throughout the season.”

Dunwoody cross country coach Bryan Boucher echoed Miller’s sentiments, calling Cameron a “worthy state champion” because of the work ethic and positive attitude she brought every day.

“I’ve never had an athlete that works as hard as Alex does in practice,” he said. “She set the example everyday and nobody was more enthusiastic about [running] than her.”
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