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Central’s cross country standout Mason Snelson signs with Tusculum College


Mason Snelson out of Central High School signed his national letter of intent to run cross country at Tusculum College in Tennessee.

The four-year letter winner has had a standout high school career for the Bulldogs making three trips to the state meet. Snelson’s freshmen year was the first time Central cross country made it to the state meet, back in 2011. This past year Snelson helped the team finish at a program best fifth place standing at state.

The Bulldog also helped lead Central to back-to-back district champion seasons with Snelson finishing as a back-to-back district champion.

“It's so exciting to take what you've done as a high school runner and go up to the next collegiate level to run against the best of the best,” said Snelson. “After the constant effort of all the early morning workouts, all the hard running, all the failures I've had facing adversity, you finally get to write your name one last time and it means something.”

“Mason’s very motivated. He’s a great, great leader. The guys, including myself, looked up to him as an individual in the classroom and on the cross country course,” said Central cross country coach Jason Myers.

Snelson's personal best at the three mile race is a dashing 16:22 second finish.

The senior plans on studying nursing.

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