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Prattville Christian’s Carson Roberson Signs Letter of Intent with Faulkner University to Run in the XC Program Relaunch

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Prattville Christian Academy proudly announces that Carson Roberson, a Panther senior and multi-sport athlete, signed a Letter of Intent to run cross country with Faulkner University, a newly relaunched program for the local NAIA school. 

Roberson has been a key member of PCA’s cross country team since his seventh-grade year with a desire to run in college, and now after six years of hard work and thousands of miles behind him, he gets to live out his dream. Carson will be among the Eagles’ fall class of cross-country runners under the leadership of Zachery Cook, who commented at the signing ceremony that Carson is one of the “kids who are talented on the course but also fits the mold of Faulkner and {those} who are going to embrace the school’s Christian values and goals as a team.”

Carson led PCA’s cross country team in top-10 finishes and was instrumental in leading the team to a Co-Ed State Championship after winning this year’s Mazing 100 Minute Mash. During this season, he set a personal record of 17:57 – the fourth fastest time in school history. But he’s more than a fast runner, he always goes the extra mile – literally and figuratively. As the team’s captain during his junior and senior seasons, he challenged himself and his teammates to never stop improving. “He is a real teammate,” said Scott Schumpert, PCA’s cross country coach. “Carson showed up at practice every day with a great attitude and teachable spirit. He is a strong competitor that runs intelligently and gains strength and speed as the distances get longer, so I have no doubt he’ll be an anchor to this new program.” According to Schumpert, Roberson holds the unofficial program record for most XC placements. 

“I’m so proud of Carson,” said Tara Osborne, PCA’s athletic director. “When he decided cross country was what he wanted to do, he did just that. He put in more work than anyone knows, and he did it without the prompting of any coaches or parents. He ran before school, after school, and whenever he had the chance to hit the pavement. Carson is willing to do whatever it takes and accepts any challenge.”

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