VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – As the “Fall National Championship Week” continues for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, cross country runners are gearing up for a brisk run on Friday morning.
Back and injury-free to try and add a third USCAA National Championship is Cleary University runner Elaine LeBarge. After winning in 2013 and 2014, LeBarge had an injury-riddled 2015, but fought through it to help the team. Fighting through isn’t foreign to LeBarge, it’s actually a lifestyle. “She’s definitely someone who’s been through a lot in her life. Especially the last couple of years, she’s fought through injuries but she’s someone with a lot of determination and guts,” her teammate Natasha Stephenson says.