NATICK — Laurie Femmel sat, catching her breath and stretching her legs, at the corner of Natick High’s artificial-turf field, another workout completed.
In that solitary moment, she was satisfied. She had pushed herself through another day of training to prove she belongs.
One of the best female athletes in Natick High history, she is the only woman from the East Coast on the UCLA track & field team, and the soon-to-be sophomore’s unrelenting schedule is designed to make sure she keeps pace with her teammates and her Pac-12 Conference competition.
Femmel’s work ethic helped make her one of the most effective freshmen on the Bruins last spring. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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