Salute To Seniors: Gail White (Grimsley)

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Gail White (Grimsley)

2019 Outdoor Rankings
2019 Indoor Rankings

What was your greatest moment while competing in high school? 

My greatest moment in track was being with my teammates in New York for nationals. It made us become a family and we made fun memories. Also qualifying for states in long jump my senior season for indoor because I had just started doing it again. 

What is your biggest regret (related to T&F in high school) or what would you have done differently and why?

My biggest regret was playing basketball my junior season and thinking I'd still be able to manage both practices but really I only ended up running in 3 meets indoor. Still managed to qualify for states though. Also I didn't take track serious until my junior season because I didn't know how much passion I had for it. 

What will you miss the most about HS T&F/XC?

I will miss all the people I met from the meets. I will miss JDL and going to the Bojangles track meet with all my teammates. 

What is some advice from incoming frosh and rising seniors on your high school team that you would like to share with them?

For rising freshman I'd like to say, take it serious from the start because you never know how good you'll get and how much you'd actually like track and for the seniors go out there and leave a mark. Make it your best season and have fun with it. 

What was the hardest workout you did your entire high school career? Did you like it or did you dread it?

I'd have to say the hardest workout I did was 400h workout. Set up the first 200 with the hurdles, run them, jog back and run them again and I'd do that 4 times. I know it was a good workout but I didn't like it.

How did you make track/XC a very individual sport into more of a team sport?

I made sure to be a good role model on my team because I was the only senior. I would talk to my teammates and give them advice before they ran and I would push them at practice. 

Finally, what are your college plans? Will you be competing in college, where? What do you plan on studying? What do you have as career plans? 

My college plans are to go to university of North Carolina Wilmington to continue my academics and athletics. I plan on majoring in criminology. 

Anything else you'd like to add or shoutouts you'd like to give?

My Instagram is gaill_99