VANDALIA — Like father, like daughter. Butler junior Brooklyn Warren says one of the reasons she started running track in the seventh grade was because of her dad.
“I wanted to try the sport because I have long legs. Any my dad ran hurdles,” Warren said.
Now being a part of the track team gives her another sense of family.
“The best part about the track team is that we really are a family! We all push each other to be better and love each other,” Warren said.
Coach Kathy Schoenherr says Warren’s dedication to her teammates and her sport shows in her success.
“Brooklyn brings a very high energy level to practice and to meets. She absolutely loves track and it shows through hard work and dedication to the sport. Brooklyn is a leader on the track and in the classroom,” Schoenherr said.
This season, Warren is focusing on lowering her times in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles and “impressing the college coaches.” Schoenherr says it’s Warren’s “strong work ethic” that sets her apart on the track. Warren agrees.
“I would say my strength is how committed I am. I set many goals for myself and work my butt off to reach them. I have a strong desire to be better.”
Reach the Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 415-6400.