Dalton State Signs Rhea County Cross Country And Track Star, Gloria Pascual

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Seated from left, Wendceslao Pascual, father; Gloria Pascual; and Adriana Pascual, sister. Standing from left, Loreno Pascual, sister and Dalton State Coach Margie Bruner.
Seated from left, Wendceslao Pascual, father; Gloria Pascual; and Adriana Pascual, sister. Standing from left, Loreno Pascual, sister and Dalton State Coach Margie Bruner.

The Dalton State Roadrunner cross country team has signed Rhea County High School cross country and track star Gloria Pascual to a letter of intent.

Ms. Pascual, 19, made the commitment Tuesday in the Ottinger Athletic Center at Dalton State.

“I want to be a college athlete and Dalton State is the perfect size and location,” she said. “Dalton is close to home and Coach (Margie) Bruner has welcomed me. I can tell she will help me in both running and as a student.”

Ms. Pascual is a scholar-athlete who made three appearances in the Tennessee state cross country meet and has a personal best 5k time of 19:59. She was involved in a car accident her freshman year and was unable to run. The newest Roadrunner also competed in track for the Eagles with a best 1600 meter time of 5:30 and best 800 meter time of 2:28. 

The 2014 graduate has taken advantage of a program that has allowed her to complete over 12 hours of college credit at Chattanooga State.

“I am very excited that Gloria has decided to continue her running career with Dalton State,” said Rhea County High Coach Steffan Holder. “I know the Roadrunners are building a great program. She must feel at home with Coach Bruner and with the other girls. She has turned down multiple offers here in Tennessee.”

“Gloria is a natural athlete who split her time between soccer and cross country in the fall," Coach Holder added. “She worked hard, basically on her own, to get to the 2013 TSSAA State Cross Country Meet this year as an individual.”

“We are very lucky to have Gloria sign with Dalton State cross country,” said Coach Bruner. “She is a talented runner with a positive attitude. She will add depth to our already strong women’s team.”

Gloria is the daughter of Hermelinda and Wendceslao Pascual. She has four siblings: Donaldo, 24; Artemio, 23; Lorena, 21; and Adriana, 14.      



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