PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Regen McGee has made a big impact in high school track and field and recently captured the Class 4A State Cross Country championship with a time of 15 minutes, 29.1 seconds.
The Junior Olympics champion says sisters Cory and Devin have been a big influence on her determination to excel each and every time she's out running on the track.
McGee said,"She definitely has set goals for me to beat each year and I just usually try to stay with her and also my other sister Devin has also helped a lot because she's the closest to me out of our sisters. She usually will help me stay focused and know what I need to do that day."
At the Gaston Hewes Track and Field Championships on March 15th, Regen ran away from the field in the 16-hundred meters crossing the finish line in 5 minutes, 31 seconds. She's wasn't happy with the results.
"I've run a 5:13 but that was last year at the end of state so I think that I'm just getting back in shape right now,"stated Regen.
The Pass Christian sophomore is hoping to run just under 5 minutes and 10 seconds in the 16-hundred meters this season. McGee also excels in the 32-hundred and 800 meters.
McGee says it's not easy trying to match the times that sister Cory ran when Cory was 16-years-old.
"Usually I try to get as close as I can to them...Cory is very fast."
With two years of high school remaining, the future looms big for the Pass Christian Lady Pirates.