By Tim Donnelly
Recently on ESPN Ithaca’s Between the Lines, host Tim Donnelly spoke with Allison Morrow of the Dryden Track and Field Team. Morrow recently finished in first place in the 1000m and 1500m races at the Hurley/Quinney Invitational. Here is a snippet of that conversation; to hear the full interview, visit ESPN Ithaca’s on-demand PodCenter at ESPNIthaca.com.
Tim Donnelly: What is it like for you tackling two different events? Obviously, they are similar, being those shorter distance runs, but it is different than having a single event going in focused on. How do you handle it knowing that you have two goals going into a competition?
Allison Morrow: Well, with the 1000m, I don’t usually run the 1000. I’m more of a 1500 runner, but my coach wanted all of us distance kids to get in two good races. I had run those two events prior at a couple other invites. You just have to remember that you have another race.
TD: Today is an interesting day for you, as I was trying to track you down for an interview, I learned that it’s exam time. We don’t talk about this much on the show, but it is worth mentioning since we talk to high school athletes every single week. How is it balancing the academic side of things along with getting the necessary training in to be able to excel at your sport?
AM: Well, after school, we go to practice and I don’t get home until about 4:30-ish, but that helps me manage my time because I don’t have a lot of down time to procrastinate on my homework. So, it helps me get everything done.
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