Burger King Student Athlete of the Week: Jessica Cantrell

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BROADWAY, Va. (WHSV) -- One of the best runners in the valley, Jessica Cantrell stars on the track for Broadway High School. This past weekend, Cantrell won the individual district title, and the Gobblers won the team district championship.

"She's pretty well dominated the cross country and the indoor track and the outdoor track valley area for years," Broadway cross country and track and field head coach Darrell Zook said.

"When it's a strength that she has," Broadway high school math teacher Stephanie Slater said. "Peers look to her for assistance and she's always happy to help."

Cantrell is hoping to place well at regionals this Thursday, and win at states the following week if they qualify. She is looking into James Madison and UNC-Greensboro for college, and hopes to major in kinesiology. She plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.