Zach Pennington signs with University of Cumberlands

LESLIE COUNTY, Ky (WYMT)- Leslie County Senior Zach Pennington is set to compete at the next level.

The Leslie County Senior signed to run Track and Cross County for the Patriots.

Pennington was the Cross County captain for the Eagles.

He says it is exciting to see his hard work pay off.

"It's definitely hard. it is harder than anyone thinks. Just to get up and think, ' I am going to go to school for 8 hours then I am going to run for a couple more hours.' It is just the hardest thing to do."