Athlete Interview - Ellie Herzberg, Manson-NW Webster HS


Athlete Interview
Ellie Herzberg, junior, Manson-Northwest Webster HS
PR’s:  100m – 11.97; 200m – 25.69; 400m – 59.12

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1.      When & how did you get started in track & field?

In 7th grade I decided to go out for track and enjoyed it, so I stayed out. 

2.      Person/people most influential to your success in track & field?

The coaches I have had have influenced me the most.  My family has also helped because they are always very supportive.  

3.      Your favorite track & field event(s)?

100 meter dash and all relays, especially the 4x100 and 4x200.  

4.      Your track & field event coach(es)?

Kayla Gaskill and Melanie Rechkemmer 

5.       Keys to your successful track & field training program? 

We have girls who work hard and push each other all the time.  

6.      Your favorite track & field meet(s)? 

The most fun meet to run at has been the state meet.  It is fun to get to watch all four classes run, and have all of the best runners in the state there.  

7.      Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against? 

Caitlin Stroud was fun to run against at the state meet last year.  

8.      Most memorable experience in track & field so far? 

Winning the 4x100 and 4x200 at the state meet my freshman year.

9.      Greatest accomplishment(s) in track & field so far?

Going to state in 7 different events in 2 years.

10.   Goals for the 2013 track & field season?  

I want to make it to the state track meet and place well there.   

11.   If a senior, college/university you will attend, or schools you are considering?         

(a junior)

      12.  Long-term goals in track & field? 
I would like to improve my times for all of my races, and mainly just to have fun with my teammates.  

(photo from Calhoun Journal Herald)