Senior Spotlight: Grace West of Pinecrest

Grace West of Pinecrest hasn't always been known for her quick 800m times; before she put on a pair of spikes she was a competitive jump-roper, winning even national titles. She even thinks her jump rope training has played a role in her success on the track by giving a strong base of endurance and lots of foot speed to accompany it. Having some great coaching and a teammate to workout with is sure to have helped that development as well! Though the two-lap race is her favorite event and probably will always hold a special place in her heart, Grace forsees herself making the transition up to the mile (or 1500m) in college when she is competing for the Naval Academy.