This State Champion has never competed at her school.

Berea High School has not held a track meet in 16 years because of an outdated track and lack of proper equipment.

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Kennedy Dennis may make it to the Olympics.

Kennedy Dennis, Class of 2017 at Berea High School and the reigning three-time state champion in girls’ track, was not always leaving her friends and competitors in the dust.

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Her journey began when she was 7 years old.  At a community center summer camp, a chaperone noticed how much she enjoyed running and suggested she look into The Quick Striders, a track club. There Kennedy got the push she needed and developed her love for the sport.

It took two years for running to “click” and when it did, Kennedy’s race to the top had started with a bang.

By the eighth grade, she was running for Berea High at the state meet, taking sixth in the 100 and seventh in the 200.  As a freshman, she was third in both events.

Then, only a sophomore, Kennedy won Class AAA championships in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet.  She won the 100 with a time of 11.85 seconds, the fastest time of the day among the girls in any classification.  She won the 200 with a personal-best time of 24.52 seconds.

In May of 2016, Kennedy not only repeated at state champion in the 100 and 200 events but also placed first in the 400 as well.  In June, she was honored by the South Carolina Coaches’ Association of Women’s Sports as the Class AAA Player of the Year in track and field.

Kennedy is a true student-athlete; an honor student, she is among the top ten in her class. Upon graduation from BHS, Kennedy hopes to attend USC, run in its track program, and then pursue a Master’s degree and become a physician assistant.   In 2020, she plans to try out for the Olympics.

Kennedy is thrilled with the current effort to revitalize Berea’s track and field program.  Competing on the track at her own school would mean so much to her and to her teammates.  She is both honored and grateful for the opportunity to represent Berea and hopes being able to compete on her home track will be a huge boost to the track program.  “It’s very exciting because now more Berea students can see how amazing the sport is and, hopefully, become a part of ‘track nation.’

What is needed to host meets?

The Greenville County School District will install a new rubberized track at Berea High School during the summer of 2016.
With the new track, the next step is to secure the equipment required to host meets at BHS.

The Friends of Berea High School, Inc., the school’s alumni foundation, is sponsoring the drive to acquire the necessary equipment for the track program Acquiring the items listed below will be a great first step in giving the school and its students the track program they deserve.


Will you help get Berea High Schools team back on track? Download and fill out this form and send it with you check to The Friends of Berea High School.

Please make checks payable to:
The Friends of Berea High School, Inc.
201 Burdine Drive
Greenville, SC 29617

 

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