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Lafayette's Crookston a model of consistency on the track

Lafayette's Crookston a model of consistency on the track

William and Mary made Lafayette's Brooke Crookston think long and hard about staying close to home to run track in college.

But Crookston's final decision in May went in favor of her dream school, BYU. Her parents, grandparents and other relatives graduated from the Provo, Utah campus and Crookston always had her heart set on it. Graduating with the third-highest GPA in her class, she plans to study astronomy there and hopes to walk on the Cougars' perennially strong program.

Crookston, the 2017 Virginia Gazette Girls Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year, led Peninsula 1,600-meter runners with a third-place run of 5:15.98 in the 4A East regional meet before taking...

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