My 2017 season ended at states.
Most people know, track is not my favorite sport. The jumping part I like, but the running, well, I’m not a fan of the running… I had initially debated joining track, but I wanted to be a dual-sport athlete and I thought track would be a good complement to soccer, which I compete in year round.
My main events for the season were the long & triple jumps. I also (reluctantly) ran the 400 meter dash and sometimes the 4 x 400 relay. I missed a few meets in the beginning of the season due to soccer travel, but when I was back and able to compete I won the long and triple in all but one league meet – against Lakeland’s senior jumper Brooke Estadt. Brooke pushed me throughout the season and I’m glad we became friends. She is heading to Cornell where I’m sure she’ll break even more records!
I broke my personal records in long, triple and the 400 this season. My best long jump was 16’8″. My farthest triple jump came at districts where I jumped 35’9″ and qualified for the state championship. At states I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but it was a great experience and I was glad I was able to compete as a freshman. (Juniors, Gillian Coar & Gavin Darcy also competed for DHS at states. Gavin won gold in javelin.)
Not long after competing at states I learned I was selected to the Lackawanna Conference Coaches’ All-Star team!
This will be a tough year to beat and next year I have big shoes to fill, but I’m already setting my sights on those school records!
Up next ~ I’m headed to Illinois for the ECNL playoffs this week and then Germany & Sweden for the Gothia Cup in July!