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Julia Henderson Signs with University of Tennessee Chattanooga

The RPAC was crammed with frenzied fans Thursday afternoon as Ravenwood held its fall signing celebration.  Among the signees was Julia Henderson, a four year letter winner in both cross country and track who will continue her running career at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Julia's resume is long and distinguished - 3rd fastest 5K in Ravenwood's history (18:51), #2 senior, and #1 junior, multiple All-District, All-County, All-Region, and All MSCCA selections, two-time team captain, state qualifier in track & field (4x400m, 4x800m, 800m run), part of three school record-setting relay teams (4x400m, 4x800m, distance medley relay), and of course, part of the 2012 cross country team that upset Morristown West to win the title by 59 points.  Ravenwood has had its share of distinguished cross country and track & field athletes, but it is hard to argue that anyone has had a bigger impact on the program than Julia. In addition to her running, Julia is an extraordinary young lady with many talents.  She never misses an opportunity to volunteer in the community, does quality graphic design work, is an outstanding babysitter, is always there to share a smile with her teammates and friends, and somehow manages to maintain a GPA well over 4.0. UTC is getting a great runner who is an even better person.  Thankfully, Julia has one more track season left here at Ravenwood.  The best is yet to come!