Emma Kartalia was named Girl’s Cross County Runner of the Year, a goal she set for herself, and a difficult goal for sure. Kartalia loves running, and running is in her blood, her father, a Westminster graduate in 1983 also took home three Carroll County titles, three region and two state crowns.

Kartalia trained all summer long and shaved second after second off of her best times, she is truly a master at her craft and dedicated to being the best runner she can be. Perhaps an Olympic runner from Carroll County, Maryland is in the future in about 4 years!

Read more about Emma’s Running Journey Here.