Charleston, S.C. – Bethany Thornhill is back and ready for her senior year after spending a week this summer with The Altitude Project, a training camp for collegiate distance runners.
While time was spent altitude training in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. and running in places like Yosemite National Park, the main purpose of the week was to develop leaders spiritually and find identity as a follower of Christ.
"As a senior and with us having a young team, I wanted to take the opportunity and become a better leader," said Thornhill.
Women's Cross Country signed five freshman to their 2018 roster. The season will open here at Charleston Southern as the Buccaneers host their first meet in program history on Saturday, September 1st.
"I'm excited about the new girls and the girls coming back," Thornhill commented. "I think we have a lot of potential."
Thornhill is ready and set for her last season with the Buccaneers and hopes to bring what she learned from her time in California, back to the team in Charleston. She also looks to build off a strong 2017 campaign after finishing third on the team three times last season and second once.
"With this being my last season I want to set the culture for the team to be encouraging and one where we build each other up," she said.