Kaylin Whitney Gives up High School Track to Pursue Olympic Dream

Updated: January 13, 2015
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National champion sprinter Kaylin Whitney has announced she will no longer run track in high school with the hopes of pursuing her Olympic dream.

Referring to the 2016 Olympics, Kaylin expressed in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel how quickly time is passing her by.

“I’m definitely buckling down and getting serious about what I’m trying to do. It’s 2015 already.”

Last summer in July, Kaylin broke the under-18 record for girls as she had a time of 11.10 seconds in the 100-meter event and a 22.49 in the 200-meter.

Kaylin also mentioned her enjoyment of high school track, but acknowledged it’s time for her to become more serious with track in all.

“Was high school fun? Yes, it was the most fun I’ve ever had in interscholastic sports in my life,” Whitney said. “I enjoyed cheering my friends on and seeing them do well in their events. I know that to make that next jump in what I want to do with my life, I need to really focus on what matters most.”

Kaylin is currently a junior in high school and will turn 17 in March. She is currently training at the Stars Athletic Club in Orlando with Track and Field professionals.

Opting out of high school track is huge, but Kaylin is a very talented runner and bigger and better things may soon come. It’ll be interesting to see how this decision impacts her future.


Nishara Holmes


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