When and how did you get into track and field?
The summer after 6th grade, when my cousin started coaching summer track.
Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
Anna Reny in the 200m dash last year.
What was your greatest accomplishment?
Breaking two school records at states last year (in the 100m and 200m dash), as well as being state champion in both events!
How has track and field impacted your life?
Oh god, there are so many ways. It gave me something to strive for at my worst moments, a home away from home, a family of coaches and teammates, and it gave me my future. Nothing has impacted my life more that track.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
I had a rough season this past year due to health problems. We don't have an indoor season and while I was in my off season I had a pretty bad case of covid, and immediately following, a concussion. So going back into the spring season I definitely hadn't trained as much as I had hoped, and my lungs proved to be quite a problem. This was crushing physically and mentally (especially after the climax of my junior season). With the help of inhalers and training I was able to get back to a decent state by championships, but it was a disappointing senior season to say the least.
How do you prepare for competitions?
A light protein-filled breakfast of either eggs or greek yogurt, lots of rock music, and lots of warm ups.
What influence has your coach had on your high school career?
Coach Jen Boudreau has been my head track coach for the past 4 years. No matter what we have been through, whether it be the pandemic, personal obstacles, or anything at all, she is one of the most optimistic people I've ever met. As someone who is REALLY hard on myself, she is just who I needed- someone to ground me and put everything into perspective. Her unconditional love for her team creates a fun, uplifting environment at practices and meets. 100% coming back to visit her and the team during college.
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of track and field?
Outside of track I'm actually a very artistically inclined person! I'm obsessed with a lot of older music, and the fashion that coincides. I also play my guitar pretty much every day. And when I'm in the mood, I can be great at drawing and painting!