Providence, RI – You know those moments in life when you're staring at such daunting, overwhelming challenges that you wonder whether you're going to make it through the day, whether you have what it takes to climb the mountain or keep your head above water? Fifteen-year-old Morgan Quinley has wondered just that, and she has discovered internal fortitude, not in the proverbial intestines, but in her feet.

Quinley is a sophomore at North Smithfield High School. In addition to her passion for running, Quinley is a serious flautist and violinist, and has been an ambassador in the People to People program founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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