There’s a reason athletics are given a high profile in local high schools and in the local newspaper. Win/loss statistics only tell part of the story. Work ethic and goal-setting make up the overarching theme. And those attributes will serve our young athletes well long after the high school-era sports accolades fade into memory.
“Times like this are why I’m in coaching,” Northridge swim coach Joe Keller told The News of Walters’ championship-worthy effort. He also said coaches in the future may use Walters as an inspiring example for their swimmers.
“’Hey, remember that Walters girl who won the 500 from lane eight?’,” Keller said.
We think Keller is right. We also think Brittney Walters is an inspiration here and now.