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Athlete of the Week: Annie "Alex" Abbott

This week, with a record 330+ votes, our Athlete of the Week honor goes to runner, Annie “Alex” Abbott. Here is a brief Q & A with Annie.

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

A: I've been running for as long as I can remember. I started running AAU track in the 6th grade and quickly realized that sprints were my calling. I ran on the Varsity track team as a freshman, and have made it to Regionals all three years.

I was blessed with a track coach who truly believed in me. Last year, after a meet, my wonderful coach died of a fatal heart attack. He instilled in me the value of competition and dedication and I will take those values with me each time I run.

Q: What are you looking for in a college program?

A: I've always wanted to run track in college and am looking for a collegiate track program that focuses on year-round conditioning, and also has a wonderful Kinesiology program. My life-long dream has been to major in Kinesiology and become a coach. I'm looking forward to pursuing that dream.

Q: Tell us a bit about your high school team.

A: I come from a small 2A school, so the girls I've been running with have been running with me since Junior High. We're looking forward to running the 4by1 and 4by2 and hopefully making it to State this year.

Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself as a student athlete?

A: Three words that describe me as a student-athlete would be competitive, competitive, and competitive. ;)

Q: What has the recruiting process been like for you?

A: The recruiting process so far has been nothing less than extremely exciting. I've talked to many college coaches and have visited several college campuses.

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Until next time,


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