CARLINVILLE – Christina Pennington was never going to be tall.
“It was given that I’d be short,” she said. “It’s in the family genes. If I want to be taller, I wear my heels.”
The 4-foot-11 senior hasn’t let that deter her from pursuing an athletic career, however, and even though she is rarely among the top finishers, she is one of the most important athletes on Vandalia’s girls track team.