Plainview's Norris and Barnes sign with ECU

Signing day at Plainview High School for dynamic cross country duo Kyleigh Norris and Darian Barnes.

Both ladies will head up the road to East Central to continue their cross country and track careers. This tandem turns out to be quite inseparable.

"I love the coach and my teammates, and I wanted to go run with Kyleigh," said Barnes. "I'm so blessed. I have the best support system."

"Ever since I was little, I always dreamed about how Darian and I would go run in college together because we've been running ever since we were little," said Norris. "She's been my running buddy since sixth grade, and we've been really close friends. We always talked about if we were to go to separate colleges, how sad it would be. But now that we're going together, it makes me feel so much better. "