Helms would be the first to finish the team's daily workout, then would jog back and begin running alongside a teammate to help motivate them, he said.
“She is just that type of a person,” McGarry said. “We are going to miss her points for sure, but almost really more important, we are going to miss Emily as a person.”
Next year, Helms will be running cross country for Oklahoma State University. She gave a verbal commitment to the Cowgirls last week.
“It just seemed like a great family atmosphere and that is how my high school is,” Helms said of OSU. “I felt like I was part of a family there. I am excited to see where they can take me in my running career.”