A southeast Kentucky teen refused to run in a regional cross country meet after race officials declined to swap her bib number.
Runner Codie Thacker said she was assigned a bib Saturday with the number, „666,“ which many Christians associate with the biblical Antichrist or Satan.
The Whitley County High School student said she asked for another number, but officials with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association declined.
„I just don’t believe that 666 should be a number that’s anywhere on your body, and I did not want that number associated with me,“ Thacker said. „It kind of made me sick.“