Athlete of the Week: Meg O'Connell

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Athlete of the Week: Meg O'Connell

Athlete of the Week: Meg O’Connell

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Meg O’Connell

School: Steamboat Springs High School

Year: junior

Age: 17

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches

Sport: track

Why: O’Connell finished second in the girls 3,200 meter run Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational. O’Connell’s time of 12 minutes, 50.47 seconds was a career best.

Quotable: “As an athlete, she has a very good work ethic. It’s her big asset and liability because she’s not ever satisfied. She needs to learn to celebrate when she has a good race. But it keeps her hungry.” — Steamboat coach Greg Long

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