Track athletic profile: Haylee Sterling

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Track athletic profile: Haylee Sterling

Haylee Sterling competes the hurdles. she has trained her life for the hurdles.

Haylee Sterling competes the hurdles. she has trained her life for the hurdles.

Jakai Spikes

Haylee Sterling competes the hurdles. she has trained her life for the hurdles.

Jakai Spikes

Jakai Spikes

Haylee Sterling competes the hurdles. she has trained her life for the hurdles.

Jakai Spikes, Staff writer

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All of the track members rush to the track at around 3:55. Their workout wardrobe consists of shorts and a T-shirt with very nice running shoes. They begin to stretch and do warm-ups for 30 minutes and then go straight into workouts that last for an hour. After practice, I ask one of the members of the track team, Haylee Sterling, if she was willing to wait after practice for a while so I could interview her.

Everyone has their “passion” in life. From the looks of it, everyone on the track team is very dedicated to the process of getting faster and making it to state this year.

I questioned, “What made you fall in love with track?” Sterling responded that she “used to do track in Elementary School,” chuckling she finishes her sentence by saying, “Me and my friends heard on the announcements that Track was starting so we thought that it would be a good idea to join.”

“It started off as a way to get in shape and meet new people, but it quickly became a passion of mine and now I look forward to attending the practices and getting ready for the Track Meets,” Haylee said.

“What would be your personal overall goal when it comes to Track? Some people want to make it to state, sectionals, or just focus on improving individually. What would be yours?” I asked.

Haylee replied, “My overall goal for track is for our 4X1 team and my individual races to improve, and hopefully make it to state. State is extremely important to me because I love to win and I love being apart of a team that wins and I think that if we all work together and have the same mindset that we could get there. That would definitely be the best thing ever!”

I ask her to “Explain the RHS track team in 3 words.” Haylee says, “fun, dedicated, and focused.”

“What do you feel about people saying that track isn’t a sport? Is track considered a sport to you?” I asked.

“I think that is absolutely crazy.” Haylee laughed. “If you don’t think Track is a sport then you don’t believe in sports, running is required in every sport and deserves all of the credit,” Sterling replied.

“A life without track is a life that I would not want to live in. I sleep, eat, and LIVE track! I admire running with my teammates and going to practice and seeing everyone’s improvements every Wednesday and Saturday. I love competing against different schools! I love running!” Haylee said.

The head coach of the track team is David Evans. If you have any questions about joining, go to the front office for more information.