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Panther trackster headed to Belmont-Abbey College
Kay Williams, media specialist and reading bowl coach at Liberty County High School, Tina Lemay, Keith Lemay, track coach Keith McGee and assistant coach Nathan Mims celebrate Lemay’s decision to sign a scholarship and join the Crusaders’ track team at Belmont Abbey College. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Hitting a personal best of 49.8 seconds in the 400-meter dash was just one milestone Panther track runner Keith Lemay had in his career. Another significant point in the young athlete’s mind had him lace up his running shoes and run.

"I had to choose between Belmont and the Citadel," the track runner said about the two prestigious schools looking to further his academic and athletic abilities.

He said both schools were great and said each one appealed to different aspects of his personality.

"One night I was troubled about it and I couldn’t decide," he said. "So I went out for a run and I prayed about it while I was running and that is when it came to me."

During the meditative run he forged his future, deciding Belmont Abbey College would be his next step in life.

Read what Panther track coach Keith McGee said about Lemay and what impact he could have on the track team by picking up a copy of Sundays' Coastal Courier.

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