Flathead Track Star Lilli Rumsey Eash

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KALISPELL – Lilli Rumsey Eash is a star in flathead athletics. Rumsey Eash has the fastest AA time in the 1600 so far this season, but Eash says his love for running started long before high school.

Lilli Rumsey Eash said: “My mum has been running all her life, it has pushed me to run and I’m very grateful for that. She also pushed my sister to run too, my sister is definitely growing up but we are kind of a running family, that’s for sure.”

And those racing genes have rubbed off on Eash, so to say she was looking forward to this track season would be an understatement.

“I was actually super excited for track season this year, just to be able to race against all these girls again was a lot of fun my freshman year, so I was super excited for that. And then even more, having new freshmen from a lot of other schools who are super athletic, so good competition,” Rumsey Eash said.

Rumsey Eash also ran the fastest 3200m in class AA this spring, so what else is she hoping to accomplish this season?

“To break five in the mile and hopefully do better than last year at State which was fourth, so hopefully make the podium and top three,” Rumsey Eash said.

And just like a sophomore, she is already looking forward to pursuing her future racing career.

Rumsey Eash said: “I’m definitely considering doing it in college. I’m hoping to go to college where they have a fairly well-known track and field or cross-country team and then learn a lot of new faces and love truly successful athletes. In college.”

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