Janie Ford from St Paul's is this week's Athlete of the Week. On Monday, at the Martin Luther King Indoor Track Classic #1, she won all 3 of her individual events. In the 60m Hurdles, she ran 8.90. In the triple jump, she won in 40-01. And she set an indoor PR in the high jump, clearing 5-06. We hear about her overall performance and more!
Talk about this weekend. Looked very successsful overall with a new indoor high jump PR.
The indoor high jump PR was definitely a suprise. I was triple jumping at the same time so switching back and forth between events was slightly stressful, but it ended up working out! The day started early with hurdles which was pretty good and then I got to rest and chill out before the rest of my events. I've been determined to work on my triple jump so every time I get to jump it always is exciting. In the high jump I was not expecting to jump as well as I did, but I'm not complaining!
Are there any specifics you're working on within your disciplines over the last few weeks to State?
Leading up to state, I mostly am planning to focus on the long jump and the different phases of my triple jump.
What was your pre meet routine on Monday?
My pre meet routine on Monday was wake up! Running the hurdles at 8am was definitely tuff but It all worked out. Before the 4x4 I just tried to relax and get a little bite to eat, thats about all.
Are you planning on running at the next level? If so, can you share some places you're looking at?
I am planning to run in college, I really like colleges on the east coast and in the south.
Why should field events get more attention than they do in your opinion?
Field events are arguably the most exciting part of track meets. Going back and forth for the farthest jump or throw is super exciting and exhausting. They usually are my highlights of track meets.
What are you doing when you're not doing track and field?
When I'm not at track, I either am binge watching a new show, hanging out with my friends, deep cleaning an area of my house, or eating out (my worst habit).
What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite school subject is history for sure, it definitely is challenging for me but I end up always feeling accomplished after a day of note taking.
Catch Janie back in action next week as the defending outdoor Heptathlon champion looks to win the Last Chance Pentathlon.