Wildcats News · Next Up! – Lauren Kelley

Franklin County High School Athletics is excited for the 2020-2021 sport seasons.  We are excited to see what our teams and athletes will accomplish.  We want to highlight these “Hometown Hero’s” in a feature titled, Next Up!

  • Name –  Lauren Kelley
  • Parents or Guardians –  William and Elizabeth Kelley
  • Grade in the Fall of 2021 –  12th-SENIOR WHOOP WHOOP!!!
  • What sports do you play  Cross Country and Track– I hope to go back to Soccer next year as well
  • What other activities do you participate in – Yearbook Editor, Writer for the Brookville Democrat, Canoefest Representative, English Tutor, Drama Club, Spanish Club, Youthquake, National Honors Society, Key Club, Book Club, Academic Team, and MCATZ
  • What TV/Netflix show have you binged during the quarantine? Seinfeld– never fails to entertain
  • What have you done to better yourself athletically during the pandemic? I’ve been running on trails at Mounds Beach and doing TABATA, which is high-intensity interval training. To maintain my muscle mass and prevent injuries, I continue to do weights in my room.  I still go to the Track once in a while for a lactic acid workout or long run. However, I’d be lying if I said that I’m in shape I was when doing Track conditioning 🙂
  • What are you most looking forward to when we officially return to sports?  What I really miss right now is accomplishing something that involves your friends surrounding you. From running a record-breaking relay to simply completing another hard lactic acid workout with your teammates, the adrenaline and feeling of self-satisfaction after these hard runs is something that I miss. Since Track practices had already started before we left, I feel like a lot of people can relate to the idea that we baked a cake, but was unable to eat it. We were practicing hard, but now we can’t compete and that’s what I miss. I miss eating the cake and saying, “Wow, we did pretty good guys.” —-sorry, I know it’s an odd comparison lol
  • What goals do you have for the 2020-2021 athletic school year? Going to state and breaking records has always been part of my goals since freshman year. However, one thing that hasn’t is being a leader. Never did I think I would have the opportunity or the confidence to be a role model for the athletes that surround me. Although I will work really hard towards competing at state next year, it’s my hope that I can carry on the quirky traditions I’ve learned from each sport and bring the same attitude past Seniors had to the field. What makes the sport fun isn’t the pain of performing, but the people you are performing it with. I can’t replace any of the people who are leaving, no one can. All anyone can do is to bring their own twist of fun and dedication to the sports they do. I can’t wait!