PLAYER - Kayla Susko
SCHOOL - Jim Thorpe
SPORT - Girls Track and Field
Highlight package - On Friday, April 27, at the Pine Grove Invitational, Susko broke her own school record in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:01.8. She also currently holds Jim Thorpe school records in the 800 and 1600.
Favorite sports team - Indianapolis Colts
Favorite athlete - Peyton Manning
Favorite subject in school - Biology
Favorite sports movie - "She's the Man"
Favorite song - "Shake it Out" by Florence and the Machines
Favorite food - Chicken pot pie
Future plans - Plans to attend Penn State University as part of the Schreyer Honors College to major in Energy Engineering. She also plans to run at the club level and try other sports like crew.
Most memorable high school track and field moment - As a sophomore, Susko placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:24.09) at the District 11 Class AA Track and Field Championships.
Quotable - The thing I love the most about track and field is ... "that you can't depend on someone else to win for you, like in basketball or football. It's a mental and personal sport, but at the same time, you always have teammates there to support you and provide necessary comic relief!"