Euclid's Emily Sweet is succeeding despite suffering from mono
That didn't stop her last Saturday from winning the Division I Lakeland District championship.
It was hard to tell she was even suffering from mono after the race.
She was understandably cold and full of mud from a rough course, but she was barely winded and looked just fine.
When asked if she felt tired, she said she felt tired after every race and districts was no different.
What impressed me is Sweet was determined to run the race in an attempt to qualify for regionals. She did let a major illness stop her from her ultimate goal of qualifying for state.
She was sick a year ago at regionals and did not complete the race. Instead, she collapsed halfway through and had to be carried off the course by her father and brother.
After all she's been through, Sweet has remained strong.
This is her time to shine.
She has the heart and determination of a champion.
In my mind, there is no doubt she will not only reach state this year, but earn a spot on the podium.
-Theresa Neuhoff Audia
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