Athlete Spotlight: Carly Warn of Winslow High School

With the indoor track and field season basically on hold without many competitions, we wanted to highlight some of the top athletes in the state. For the next month or so we will have interviews with athletes across the state. Today's feature is with Winslow senior standout Carly Warn.​​​​​​​

When did you first start running, and do you recall any of your childhood races?

8- It was the state meet and my team and I were running the 4x1 relay. The 4x1 was the last event of the meet so everyone was watching and all the teams were still there. My team was in 3rd up until the last leg of the race which was me. I remember something just came over me, it must've been the energy from the crowd. I gave it everything I had and passed the person in front of me to get us the silver medal.

Was there a certain moment when you realized you'd be able to compete at such a high level?

When I became a state champion in triple jump my sophomore year outdoors.

What are some bumps in the road that you've encountered when it comes to training for different events during the season?

There are many small key aspects for each event that are very important to pay attention to. For the 100,200, and 55 for instance I need to make sure I have an explosive start and get out early. For the triple jump and long jump, form is very important. The right leg movements and arm movements can make or break a good jump.

How has COVID impacted your training this winter as you prepared for the season?

COVID has impacted me greatly because we were not able to have an indoor season which also prepares me for outdoor. Although we are able to still train very minimally, we do not have any meets. It is hard to not have any competition this year but it is nice to have my teammates around me and my coach to still motivate me.

How is the college recruiting process going, and what schools are you looking at?

I have committed - Bryant University

Where are you going to college? If you have already committed, what made you choose them?

I am committed to Bryant University on a soccer scholarship. I was also asked to contribute to Bryant's track team as well which I am looking into. I chose Bryant because I felt it had everything I was looking for in a school both academically and for athletics. The coaches were very welcoming and I knew I belonged there.

Is there another track event you wish you were good at? What is appealing about it?

I find the high jump to be very appealing to me. I used to do high jump when I was little, and I always really enjoyed doing it. It is amazing to me to watch how high people are able to jump off of one foot.

What are some hobbies and interests you have outside of running?

Snowboarding with my friends and family. I also love traveling to new places and exploring.

Who is your role model, and why?

Michael Jordan is someone who really inspires me because of his tough mental game and competitiveness. He plays with an edge and never doubted himself. He also worked really hard to get himself the opportunities he did.

Everyone has a bucket list, so give us some of the things on your list!

Travel all around the world, give/provide to a community outside of the United States, meet someone who inspires me

What is the best advice you have received?

Failure does not define who I am.

What is your favorite pre-race snack, tradition, etc.?

During meets I usually tend to eat fruit and Gatorade with a lot of water. I also enjoy listening to music to get myself in a good mindset.

If you could do a sport other than XC/Track, what sport would it be, and why?

Besides soccer and snowboarding, I could see myself playing doing tennis. I play for fun right now, but it intrigues me because of the skill and movements.

Warn's High School Personal Bests

Long Jump16-11.25
Triple Jump34-6.75
100 Meter Dash12.87
200 Meter Dash27.24
400 Meter Dash1:06.22
Long Jump16-8.25
Triple Jump35-5.5
55 Meter Dash7.44
200 Meter Dash28.20