Haley Salsbury Signs With ULL

Personal Records High School
200 Meter Dash31.64
400 Meter Dash1:05.30
800 Meter Run2:17.04
1600 Meter Run5:18.73
3200 Meter Run12:09.32
5000 Meter Run21:43.88

Here is her interview.

Coach Comment: How is your athlete as a person and a competitor? What is his/her best attributes? Coach Michael McDaniel: Haley's attributes are a strong finisher, works hard, good listener, and very coachable.

Haley Salsbury, Riverfield Academy

What is your GPA and ACT score? 3.7 GPA

Describe why you choose the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and what you liked on your visit to the college. I chose ULL because I really liked the girls on the team as well as the coaches.

Is there any other athlete that might have helped influence your signing. I met a girl from Texas that was visiting as well. She and I have become good friends. She has also committed to ULL.

What are you most looking forward to about your future career as an athlete at College? I am excited about becoming a stronger runner and I look forward to taking my running to the next level.

What is your favorite workout your Coach has you do? I enjoy long-distance runs.

What is your least favorite workout? I do not enjoy practice that involves multiple 800 runs.

What events do you think they'll have you run in track as a freshman? I will be running cross-country and possible the 1500 and/or the 800.

What motivates you to run? My desire to improve my times.

What do you think about when you're running? If I am running long-distance I think about random stuff. If I am running speed, I think about my family.

Do you have any superstitions on race day or perhaps an odd pre-race routine? Not really, I listen to music and mentally go over the race. I also pray before each race.

Gatorade or Powerade? Either one.

Jersey, aka Singlet, tucked or untucked? I tuck in my jersey.

Do you have a favorite meal for the night before a race? Pasta

Do you take ice baths?  If yes, what do you think about during an ice bath? Yes and I think about getting out of them.

Name a lesson that running and training as a runner has taught you. Hard work pays off.

Do you have a rival runner? No I concentrate on myself and my goals.

What do you do to recover after a race? Jog a little afterwards and stretching.

How do you intend to balance academics and athletics in college? No procrastinating, study and chance I get.

What is the strangest thing you've seen during a race? Nothing really, LOL.

Who is your biggest fan? My family. 

What advice would you like to share with younger runners just starting out their high school careers? Start with small goals. Once you reach those goals, set new one. Everyone has a bad race; it does not define you as a runner.

Is there anything else you want to share with the MileSplit Community? I have enjoyed all my years of running in high school. I have received so much support and love not only from my family, friends and teammates but fellow runners from other schools. The track community is by far some of the nicest people ever. The encouragement I have received along the way has contributed to my success. I am excited for my track future and I look forward to what lies ahead! Geaux Ragin' Cajuns!