Daily Collegian Interviews Coudersport Native, Now Penn State Freshman

Freshman journeys to her dream team

The Daily Collegian

As an eighth grader, Emily Giannotti could not have dreamt she would be where she is now.

New to track, Giannotti was curious enough to turn on the Pennsylvania track championships, watching Boiling Springs sophomore Kara Millhouse win the state championship in the two-mile race.

The inspiration Giannotti got from watching the final leg of the race helped carry her to where she is today — running for Penn State’s cross country team, where her captain and teammate is none other than Millhouse.

“I had just gotten into running, and the meet was on the local or state channel,” the Coudersport native said.

Almost five years later, the Penn State freshman runner is now an integral part of Penn State’s cross country team.

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