Edmonson Voice Sports, photo courtesy of Midway University
She made headlines as an ECHS golfer and it's no different today, other than the blue on her uniform is that of the Midway Eagles. Freshman golfer Kayla Meredith helped her team to a first place victory at the Bluegrass Fall Invitational Tournament last week, fighting through a tough illness to do so.
"I had strep throat with a fever of 102 with an ear infection during the Fall Invitational, so the conditions weren't very good for my first tournament with Midway, but I just had to deal with it," Kayla said with a laugh.
She said playing in her first college tournament was much more difficult than high school matches.
"The heat was almost unbearable each day but we were able to power through. One of the biggest struggles was the added distance. We played over 3,000 yards compared to less than 2500 in high school. I actually didn't play very well on the first day but was able to get through and recover on the second day with an 89."
She said although things are much different on a college team than at ECHS, her Midway Eagles team is still a family.
"It makes everything so much easier, especially the crazy transition that I've gone through just to be here."
Kayla is a 2016 graduate of ECHS and the daughter of Granville and Kathy Meredith of Morgantown.