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Senior spotlight: Kayla Susko

Published May 09. 2012 05:02PM

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!"

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