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.      


Hurricane Hall Ravages Fort Payne Again For Another UCRA Victory

Local fan favorite racer Kasey Hall of Geraldine, Ala., grabbed another United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) victory at his home track Fort Payne Motor Speedway  Saturday  night.    Hall, driving his black unmarked # 38 "Bilstein Shocks, Oliver Race Engines" backed T-N-T race car, collected $2,500 for his second UCRA victory of the season at ... (click for more)

Three Chattanooga Lookout Pitchers Shut Out Mobile BayBears Saturday, 7-0

MOBILE, Ala. -- Fernando Romero, Randy LeBlanc and Raul Fernandez combined for a shutout as the Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Mobile BayBears 7-0 on Saturday. With the victory, the Lookouts move to 64-34 on the season. They lead the Southern League North division by six games in the second-half, but have already won the first-half title.  Fernando Romero (9-6) was provided ... (click for more)

Man Wanted For Ohio Murder Taken Into Custody At Ooltewah Residence

A man wanted for a murder in Ohio has been taken into custody at a residence in Ohio. Frank Charles Mosier, 30, was charged Friday with a 2016 slaying during a robbery. Authorities on Sunday afternoon got word that Mosier was at 9133 Pleasant Lane, which is off Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Multiple deputies went to the residence after reports that Mosier was armed and dangerous. ... (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)