Photo by Bill Shearn
Today, we salute Madisyn Hawkins of James M. Coughlin. The pole vault specialist just completed a great career in the event. She finished out with a PR of 12-8, which she jumped at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada. She had a great outdoor senior season, highlighted by a victory at the Penn Relays, where she jumped 12-7.5 for the win. She also broke the PIAA District 2 meet record with a jump of 12-6 before placing seventh in the state in AAA.
Throughout the end of June and through July we we be honoring our graduating seniors. To submit your own questionnaire to be posted on the front page of PennTrackXC, check out this page and email your responses to Dan Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where did you face your biggest competition?
Out of all of your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most?
If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your athletic career in high school?
What will you miss the most?
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
To younger athletes I would say to not be so hard on yourself, you won't always have a great meet or competition but always keep your head up.
How have your coaches influenced your performances and your life goals overall?
My high school coach has pushed me to be the best I could be and I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for him. Also, my club coach has taught me everything necessary to succeed and to believe in myself.
What are your post-high school plans?
I plan to continue my track career and my academics at Lehigh University.
I would like to say thank you for my family for being there for me and for driving me to and from all of my practices. Also, I would like to thank all my supporters who pushed me throughout my high school career.