Sports - Athlete Of The Week

Apr 30, 2013 9:56 PM by Greg Smith

Pueblo County track star is Athlete of the Week

This week's Loaf ‘N Jug Athlete of the Week has some serious speed.

Pueblo County senior Abby Simpson was voted as one of Colorado's most outstanding female athletes of 2013.

She runs the 100, 200, 400, and relay events-anything to help the team win.

"I like to be versatile in my events," said Abby. And since we have such a small team at County High School, we have to score more points so I run more events usually. I love the 400. My coach calls it the 'heart race' because when you get into the last 100 meters and your legs don't want to go anymore, your heart kicks in. You just have to tell yourself it's a mental game more than a physical game."

Abby hopes to win a couple more state titles at the state meet on May 18.

She also has a 4.0 GPA.



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