With two state championships in her last two seasons, Dallas Worthy has been a valuable member of Eastside’s track and field team as she begins her senior year.
Worthy is also a valuable athlete for Troy University, which gave her a full scholarship Tuesday.
With so many athletes on a track and field team, colleges and universities typically split up their scholarships, so for Worthy to get a full ride she is highly regarded by the Trojans.
“Her getting a full (scholarship) speaks of how valuable she is to them,” Eastside track and field coach Frankey Iverson said.
Worthy won the 400-meter Class AAA championship in a time of 55.92 a year ago, picking up her first individual state championship as a junior. A year earlier, the then sophomore was part of the 4x100 relay championship team.
“She’s one of my better runners,” Iverson said. “She works her tail off.”
Worthy and the Eagles are only one meet into her senior season, but it was a meet in below normal temperatures, making it hard to gauge how her final year at Eastside will end up.
However, Iverson said if the status quo remains for one of his best runner, it will be another successful year, followed by four more at Troy.
“She’s on pace to be where she was last year, if not better,” Iverson said. “It’s so early to tell, but she still works like she always does in practice.”