Utah Athletics: Distance runner leads 107 graduating student-athletes

Utah’s Cara Woolnough competing in the Drake Relays this spring.

Matthew Putney, Utah Athletics

Numbers mean a lot to University of Utah distance runner Cara Woolnough, and not just on the track, where the recently graduated senior broke the school record in the 5,000 meters last month. Her time of 15 minutes, 40.52 seconds wrested the record from her former teammate, Ogden’s Sarah Feeny, whom Woolnough idolized when she came to the United States in 2017.

Math and science have always been among Woolnough’s favorite subjects, and she parlayed those loves into a biomedical engineering degree, all while shining on the track and cross-country trails for the U. 

Obviously, numbers are a huge deal in engineering.

“Honestly, I don’t go into every class saying like I need to get an A. I definitely didn’t go into this college experience saying that I wanted to graduate with all A’s. It just kind of happened. You can surprise yourself if you just do your best and don’t be afraid of failing, I suppose.” — Utah distance runner Cara Woolnough

But there’s one set of digits that Woolnough doesn’t like talking about as much. In fact, …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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