Staff Report

Two Bridge City Lady Cardinal cross country athletes penned letters of intent to go the distance in college level competition. BCHS seniors Meagan Shockley and Bree Fontenot committed to colleges during signing ceremonies at Bridge City High School on Monday.

Shockley will become a distance runner for the University of Houston. Fontenot is headed for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Both athletes are also competitors on the BCHS track and field teams.

Shockley is a four year varsity letterman in cross-country for Bridge City. A four-time regional qualifier and contender for state in 2010, she holds the school record in the 800-meter run. Shockley was also district champion in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs. In 2010 she was given the Bridge City Athletic Department ‘Cardinal Heart Award.”

Fontenot placed 5th in state for the Cardinal cross country team where she holds the fastest time in the two-mile run. A four year varsity letterman in track and 2-year varsity letterman in cross country, Fontenot has been named a Super Gold MVP. She has also garnered district championships in the 400-meter run.

Congratulations to both Bridge City athletes.