Compton moved to Vermont when she was nine years old, and a hobby turned into a competitive passion.
Originally born in New York, Compton and her family moved to Warren, Vt., where she grew up and lived before attending Northern Michigan University, where she was a cross-country runner and cross-country skier andearned All-American honors for both sports. She now resides and trains in Minneapolis.
Website: Compton's official website
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