Today, we salute Kasey Thomas of Easton Area.
Thomas had a strong career in the throws for the Rovers. She had a terrific senior campaign in particular. During this past indoor season, she placed eighth at the state meet in the shot put with an indoor PR of 41-3.25, earning a state medal.
She kept the momentum rolling into outdoors in the shot, where she tossed a best of 42-9.75 at the District 11 Championships. A week later at the PIAA State Championships, Thomas placed fifth in Class AAA with a put of 42-8. She also threw a PR of 113-0 in the discus this past spring.
Thomas, a Bryant University recruit, reflected on her career for PennTrackXC.
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).
What was your most memorable race/competition?
PTFCA Indoor States where threw over 40 for the first time.
Where did you face your biggest competition?
Out of all of your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most?
Breaking my high school's record at Penn Relays
If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your athletic career in high school?
I would start track as a freshman not a junior.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
Confidence in my own abilities and preparation.
What will you miss the most?
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
You'll never get to where you want to be if you cut corners
How have your coaches influenced your performances and your life goals overall?
They instilled confidence in me by always being supportive and always showing me they were proud of me.
What are your post-high school plans?
To continue my academic and athletic career at Bryant University