Senior Heroes Elijah Edney, Franklin County

Athlete: Elijah Edney

School: Franklin County

Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?

A: It's looking very good, taking every opportunity to train wherever I can.

Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?

A:Doing college applications, and spending time with family.

Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?

A: Brookhaven track meet in 11th grade placed 1st and set a PR in the 400m-53.5.

Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?

A: As a 7th grader I was really skinny and my track shorts didn't fit.

Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

A: I would consider myself as my biggest competition knowing how much I have to do to get myself better. I'm not worried about anything other than getting better.

Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?

A: Set a PR in the 400m-52.5.

Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

A: I wouldn't do any other sport other than track to improve myself.

Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

A: I was injured my 9th grade year not being able to run really hurt me.

Q: What will you miss the most?

A: I will miss coming to my high school track and working hard every single day.

Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

A: Don't let anyone tell you that you can't be the best runner in your state.

Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?

A: He has helped me overcome my loss last year in the 400m and was working hard this year to do something great.

Q: What are your college plans?

A: I will attend the college of my choice to run track & field.

Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?

A: I would like to thank all family and friends who have supported me through my journey as a high school student athlete.

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: I just want to say that I will forever try and outwork everyone surrounding me to achieve my goals.

Q: Favorite Meal?

A: Pizza, Chinese food, or my mom's squash casserole.

Q: If you could be any animal what would you choose? and why?

A: I would love to be a cheetah so I could be super fast.

Q: Your favorite superhero?

A: Deadpool,because he can be funny and dangerous like me

Personal RecordsHigh School
100 Meter Dash11.97
200 Meter Dash23.79
400 Meter Dash52.62
1600 Meter Run5:09.55
3200 Meter Run11:01.29