White House Heritage Track Trio Sign With Bethel

White House Heritage Track Trio Sign With Bethel
Posted on 02/13/2020

In what may be a first for Middle Tennessee, and is certainly a first for Robertson County, three seniors inked scholarships to the same school, for the same sport, at the same time.


White House Heritage High senior; Isabella Richardson, Kenzie Mackenzie Bennett, and Emily Roque Hernandez all signed track scholarships with Bethel University on Monday, Feb 10, in the Commons Area at school.


Heritage track coach Kevin Doty spoke highly of the girls and their abilities.


“I think this is great,” he said.  All three of them are good friends, and I get to see them race now in college.” 


Doty went on to say that he thought the triple signing was a first for Middle Tennessee. 


“I’ve seen two, but I’ve never seen three sign together before this,” he said. 


Hernandez, who has only run for one season, said she’s excited at the opportunity.


“I feel good,” she said.  I’m nervous and just happy that I got this opportunity.”  She plans to major in biology and go to dentistry school upon completion of college.


Bennett has been running for four years and says she likes running and loves competition. 


“I feel accomplished, and I feel like I finally am where I want to be.  I’m looking forward to the future.”  She intends to major in either biology or chemistry.


Richardson said she never expected to run in college but is thrilled at the opportunity.  She’s run since the 8th grade and enjoys cross country and mile events.  Her goal is to major in nursing and eventually become a pediatric Nurse Practitioner. 


When asked about the uniqueness of the three of the signing together at the same time, she summed up their relationship, saying, “We’re all very competitive and have kept each other at a fast pace.  We’ve enjoyed running together and wanted to continue.”

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