Jatoria McGirt, front left, grew up in a rough environment in her native Florida. She dropped out of school to care for younger siblings but is now running track for Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. A group of strangers banded together to give her a second chance, and she is literally running with it. McGirt anchored her team’s 4x100 relay April 21 at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence.
Jatoria McGirt, front left, grew up in a rough environment in her native Florida. She dropped out of school to care for younger siblings but is now running track for Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. A group of strangers banded together to give her a second chance, and she is literally running with it. McGirt anchored her team’s 4x100 relay April 21 at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
Jatoria McGirt, front left, grew up in a rough environment in her native Florida. She dropped out of school to care for younger siblings but is now running track for Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. A group of strangers banded together to give her a second chance, and she is literally running with it. McGirt anchored her team’s 4x100 relay April 21 at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence. Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com

Florida teen finds a fresh start, and the finish line, in a small Kansas town

May 14, 2017 9:58 AM