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Nelson continues to shine at King

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Nelson to compete at NCCAA nationals

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- A former Grayson County athlete is making the most of her college career, breaking records and earning national honors at King College. Carrie Nelson, a 2007 GCHS graduate, was named the most outstanding female athlete at King, a small Presbyterian college with a budding athletic program. Nelson competes in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and holds at least one school record in each program. She set a new mark with a time of 18 minutes, 59 seconds on a 5K course in the NCCAA national championships in Cedarville, Ohio in November, earning all-America honors. For the Tornado indoor team, Nelson recorded a time of 10:42 in the 3,000 meters, setting a new school record, and her time of 18:38 in the 5,000 meters was good enough to break the existing school record for outdoor track. Nelson was a member of the 2009 Eye-Opener Invitational champion team, a member of the Hagan Stone Invitational champion team and the 2009 Tornado runner of the year. Nelson also ran a leg for the all-American distance medley relay team during the indoor season. Currently, Nelson is training for the NCCAA outdoor track national championships, scheduled for Saturday in Upland, Ind.