Sarah poses where her shot landed, 51-11 away from where she launched it skyward. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Howard)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with monster putter Sarah Howard from Trinity Christian HS in Georgia. Sarah has a newly minted 51-11 PR in the Shot Put and it is only the beginning of the outdoor season. Watch out for Sarah as the season rolls on!
MileSplit - When & how did you get started in track & field
Sarah - My dad was a thrower in high school and college and got me started throwing when I was 11.
MileSplit - Person/people most influential to your success in track & field
Sarah - God and my parents have been the most influential in my success.
MileSplit - Your favorite track & field event(s)?
Sarah - Shot put and discus, but I enjoy watching all throwing events.
MileSplit - Your track & field event coach(es)?
Sarah - Chris Howard, my dad, is my coach.
MileSplit - Keys to your successful track & field training program?
Sarah - Having a great support group of my family and community helps me get through the rough practices in order to get better.
MileSplit - Your favorite track & field meet?
Sarah - The GISA state meet
MileSplit - Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against?
Sarah - I enjoy competing against the girls from the local schools and getting to know them watching them get better. But I like competing against anyone who really enjoys the competition and has fun with it.
MileSplit - Your greatest experience in track & field so far?
Sarah - Being able to compete twice on team USA.
MileSplit - Goals for the 2012 track & field season?
Sarah - For this season, I would like to stay consistent throughout the season and hopefully break my GISA state records.
MileSplit - Long-term goals in track & field?
Sarah - For long term, I would like to be competitive on the collegiate level and just see where it takes me from there.
The Fun Run
Do you like ice cream or water ice…
Sarah - Ice Cream
Do you like shorts or jeans…
Sarah - Shorts
Do you like Scrabble or Monopoly…
Sarah - Scrabble
Do you like Facebook or Twitter...
Sarah - Facebook
Do you like sun or snow...
Sarah - Sun