Champion sprinter honored by county

From left, Lancaster County Board of Supervisors chairman Ernest Palin presents the resolution to Hailey Smith.

The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, January 27, unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the outstanding athletic accomplishments of Lancaster High School senior Hailey Smith.

Smith has had quite a run during her time on the LHS cross country, indoor track and track and field teams. She has been named the Region A Cross Country Runner of the Year for four consecutive years from 2018-21. She holds the school record for the 400-, 500-, 800- 1000- and 1600-meter events. Smith is also a repeat State Champion, winning the Class 1A state title in the 800 meter in 2019 and 2020; and in cross county in 2021.

Board chairman Ernest Palin noted Smith’s “exemplary dedication and determination” as well as the board’s “admiration for her outstanding accomplishments.”