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Lexi Vela

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Abigail Toops, 12th

What do you compete in?How long have you been in the team?

  • This year I’m mostly focused on jumps, sprints, hurdles and sometimes throws. This is my second year on the team.

What are your thoughts on the team?

  • I love the team. I’m so close to the girls on the team and all of the coaches. Everyone is so helpful, they know what their talking about and they want to improve as athletes and people. It’s just a really good atmosphere.

How did you first get involved in to track?

  • Back when I was younger I played different sports, but I was always so excited for track. Then when I learned about the different events I just took off from there, I found that I was really talented..

What is the best thing about this sport?

  • My favorite thing is the competitiveness, it’s mostly a solo thing so you’re trying to better yourself and improve yourself. It’s a very accomplishing sport when all your hard work pays off and you set a new personal record.

How do you feel when you are competing?

  • I’m kind of a hothead, so if I know I did poorly on an event I get really angry at myself. I try to put that to the side, even if i’m a very competitive person and I always want to win. If your not first, you’re last. That’s one of my mottos that drives me.

 

Evan Rogers,12th

What do you compete in?How long have you been in the team?

  • My main races are 400 meters and 4×4. I’ve been in the varsity team since my freshman year.

How do you stay competition ready?

  • Usually two days before the competition I eat a lot of carbs and drink a lot of water. I make sure I’m well rested and getting as much nutrients as I can. Then the day before I take some vitamins just to make sure my body’s in perfect shape.

How did you first get involved in to track?

  • I wanted to play a sport but I wasn’t very good at some of them, so my mom recommended it in sixth grade and I was good at it so i kept doing it.

What is the best thing about this sport?

  • I like that It’s a reflection of how hard you work. When you reach your goal it just shows that you’ve done everything that you can do and your hard work pays off.

What are you looking forward to now?

  • I just committed to run track in college, so I’m looking at the next steps in my career. I want to see how much better I can get and set even more goals for the future.

 

Abigail Bendle, 11th

What do you compete in? How long have you been in the team?

  • I compete in the hurdles. I’ve been on the team since last year when I moved here.

How do you stay competition ready?

  • I put a lot of focus on practices. A lot of what i do revolves around track, it means everything to me.

How did you first get involved in to track?

  • I had wanted to do this since middle school but they don’t have it in my school at California. So when I finally moved here I immediately joined.

What is the best thing about this sport?

  • For me, it’s just fun and there is no real way to describe it better. It’s a great group of people and it’s also where I found my closest group of friends.

How do you feel when you are competing?

  • Well i’m a very competitive person so i have lots of adrenaline.So far I’m happy with how i’m doing, I think i’m pretty much ready for district.

 

Ian Strey, 11th

What do you compete in?How long have you been in the team?

  • I usually I compete in long distance such as the one mile or two mile runs. I’ve been on the track and cross country team for three years.

What is your best memory so far?

  • It has to be the district meet  and the meets at Round Rock there’s been good memories there. But also the friends that I’ve made here[in the team].

How did you first get involved in to track?

  • I first got involved back in middle school.I was decided what sport I should do and I didnt want to do football so i decided on track, running. Ever since then I’ve enjoyed doing it.

How do you feel when you are competing?

  • It’s usually a lot of trying to stay focused. Staying focused is what allows you to keep going and maintaining your pace through a long race.

What are you looking forward to now?

  • I’m looking for the next coming meets. I also want to get to meet the new people that are gonna come up to the high school.
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