Thanks to twin sister, Alex Poythress finally figured it out

Alex Poythress - photo by Britney McIntosh | UK Athletics
Alex Poythress – photo by Britney McIntosh | Athletics

Sister had beaten brother so often that mother shuddered when she heard someone encourage the siblings to race.  “Alex, don’t do it,” Regina Poythress thought to herself. “Don’t do it.”  Perhaps Regina recalled how other kids teased Alex when he’d lose to Alexis in one-on-one basketball games. Or perhaps mother remembered how two years earlier her twins tried out for the boys’ and girls’ sixth-grade teams. Alexis made it.  “Alex got cut,” Regina said before the retelling caused her to blurt, “Oh my gosh.”


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