WILLIAMSBURG, KY — A Whitley County teen refused to run a race she had trained for months for because of the number she was given to wear.
According to WYMT, Codie Thacker had trained since June for her regional cross country meet last Saturday, but when she was given a bib number with 666 on it, she dropped out of the race.
Thacker cited her religious principles for her decision.
Whitely County High School track Coach Gina Croley said the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wouldn’t charge the number.
KHSAA claims officials were not told Thacker objected the number for religious reasons and say they would have made adjustments.
Officials say the number was computer generated and was in fact randomly assigned.