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Sky is the limit for cross country runner Anthony Armstrong

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KENNEWICK, Wash -- There is not a single athlete in the Tri-Cities better at what he does than Anthony Armstrong. The Kamiakin senior is rated third in the entire nation. Armstrong attributes his success to those around him.

"Listening to my coach, he is definitely an inspiration to me. He tells me what to do everyday. My team, watching my team do really well," said Armstrong.

The scholarship offers are pouring in for Armstrong, and why wouldn't they be. The senior has broken over ten course records and won dozens of meets.

It takes an unbelievable amount of natural ability to become one of the top cross country runners in the entire country. However it's the work ethic that Kamiakin cross country coach Matt Rexus says, sets Anthony apart.

"He has never been afraid to go after the top kids even when he was a freshman, he did not care that he was running with seniors that were ranked in the state. He was out there running with them," said Rexus.

Coach Rexus says he thinks he says the sky's the limit for Anthony. The goal one day is for Armstrong to be running in the Olympics.

"Olympics that's a huge step even though, I don't know how far I am to making it to the trials but a couple of seconds that's big," said Armstrong.

In Armstrong's most recent win at the Richland Invitational, he ran the three mile course in 14 minutes and 52 seconds. For Armstrong, the Olympics might not be so far off. 

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