Senior Kacy Rodamaker and the Lakeville South girls’ track team came up just short of winning a fourth consecutive Class 3A true team state meet Friday at Stillwater High School.
Mounds View accumulated 888 points to unseat the three-time champions. The Cougars were the runner-up with 870 points.
Rodamaker’s highest finish in the meet was fourth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.68 seconds. She took sixth place in the 200 with a time of 26.34.
The sprinter also helped the team out in the shot put, finishing 12th with a throw of 34 feet, 6 inches.
Here is a closer look at Rodamaker:
Q What is the best movie you have seen in the last year?
Q Three songs you never skip on your iPod are ...
A... “Oceans” by Hillsong; “Unstoppable God” by Elevation Worship, and “Tell the World” by Lecrae.
Q Three words or phrases your friends or teammates would use to describe you are …
A … nice, hard working and fun.
Q What are your three favorite apps?
A Instagram, Netflix, and The Weather Channel.
Q Who do you like to follow on Twitter, and why?
A @LSCougarTF because they have some rockin’ tweets.
Q When did you start running track?
A I started track in fourth grade when my mom signed me up.
Q At your first varsity practice, you felt …
A ... nervous and excited, but mostly nervous. My teammates and coaches were really supportive and helped me feel comfortable.
Q What did your work on most prior to the track season?
A My coach ran a strength and conditioning program this winter, and on the days we didn’t have that I would run on my own.
Q What is your favorite meal before a meet?
A I don’t have anything specific that I eat before a meet. I do usually have a Clif bar as a snack.
Q You know you have an edge on an opponent when ...
A ... there is a strong headwind because my coach helped me work on my strength in the offseason.
Q What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?
A I love my team and coaches, so they make every moment memorable. If I had to pick one moment, it would be winning the True Team state meet.
Q If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?
A I would make the track season longer.
Q How do you balance school and sports during the year?
A I balance school and sports by managing my time well and letting my teachers know ahead of time when I’m going to be gone.
Q Name one sport that you wish you could play, and why?
A Gymnastics. I want to do cool flips and be flexible.
Q Who is your favorite college or pro sports team, and why?
A The Minnesota Vikings because I grew up watching them with my dad.
Q Do you have a secret talent, and if so, what is it?
A Ping pong.
Q What is the best sports advice you have ever received?
A “Enjoy the moment.”