Congratulations to a young woman who seems to be quite impressive.



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Cadet Abigail Rae Halbrook, of Tyler, received athletic and academic honors from the United States Military Academy, West Point announced.
The Robert E. Lee High School graduate, who goes by Abby, completed one of the most storied careers in the history of the Army West Point Track and Field program, the academy announced.
Halbrook, a three-year captain and daughter of Bobby and Marti Halbrook, received the U.S. Military Academy’s most prestigious athletic honor, the Army Athletic Association Award.

The AAA trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the “most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during their career as a cadet.”
“I had no idea that she would become the greatest female distance runner in the history of the academy,” West Point track & field coach Mike Smith said. “We are where we are today because she set that new standard of excellence.”

Halbrook is a 12-time varsity letterwinner and is among one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the program.
In 2018, she was honored with the Mike Krzyzewski Award for Excellence in Teaching Character Through Sport.
The Tyler native is a seven-time Patriot League individual champion in track and field and a 13-time Army-Navy Star Meet titlist. She led her team to five Army-Navy Star Meet victories and finished her career 4-0 against Navy at the indoor Star Meet.
She broke seven West Point program records during her time at the academy and currently stands atop the school leaderboards in the indoor mile and 3,000-meter run and the outdoor 1,500-meter run and distance medley relay.
In her senior campaign, Halbrook won four individual Patriot League Championships. During the indoor meet, she put together one of the greatest performances in program history, coming from behind to win three different events en route to being named Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Meet.

“We can debate all of her tangible success,” Smith said. “We can compare her times and her records. We can count Star meet wins and conference championships. We can look at all the statistical metrics and try to conjure a definition of what she has meant to this program, but in doing so we would miss the mark on Abigail. The real measure of what she has meant to this program is on a big picture level. She has taken every aspect of this program and elevated it. She makes everyone around her better. That’s the true measure of her value. She will be missed as much as anyone that I have ever coached. That is true on both a program and personal level. The world is getting a good one.”