Outdoor Track Profile: Jasmine Gray

Jasmine Gray is a junior at Malden High School. She has been part of outdoor track season since her freshman year. She participates in the 800 meters, the 800 relay, and the 1 mile. She was influenced to join the sport since she already participated in cross country and indoor track. So she decided to pursue outdoor track in addition.

Gray enjoys running because she likes the feeling of running for a long period of times. She finds it calming when she feels the wind in her hair. Gray also enjoys the sport because she likes the size of the track and how the size of the team attracts people. Out of all the running seasons she admits that cross country is her favorite because “when you run for a long period of time without stopping, it makes you feel really good about yourself.”

Since joining outdoor track Gray has improved individually in more ways than one. She has been able to push herself at times when she feels like giving up and is still able to persevere. Outdoor  has also helped her mental strength grow. In addition, Gray also believed that outdoor track has made her a better person as well.

Gray has many expectations for this season. These include “to win most of the meets, and qualify for states.” Above all she expects to try new things. Gray believes that this season will be a new experience for not only new members but returning members as well since they will be participating in a new league.

All in all, Gray believes that this year's season will be very interesting as well as exciting. It will be a new experience.


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