An interview with Kamdyn Skinner, Pass Christian
By DP Daigle
Kamdyn Skinner is a senior at Pass Christian High School. In the shortened season before COVID-19 Skinner was ranked 1st in the state in High Jump, 1st in the state in Triple Jump, and 9th in the 300M Hurdles.She ran the 200M at the Olan Welch Invitational at Long Beach and ended up finding herself ranked 21st in the state in that event.She is an all around athlete that excels in multiple events.I wouldn't be surprised to see her college coaches try her in the heptathlon.Beyond her athletic prowess, Kamdyn is a polite young lady who puts others first over herself often.I caught up with her to pick her brain a bit about her track career and her thoughts on COVID-19.
DP: What is your name, what grade are you in, and what school do you go to?
KS:My name is Kamdyn Skinner and I am a senior at Pass Christian High School.
DP: What is your GPA and ACT score?
KS:My GPA is a 3.874 and my ACT score is a 26.
DP: What are your events? What are your Personal Records in those events?
KS:My events are high jump and my personal record is 5'6, triple jump and my personal record is 36'8 ½, 300 hurdles and my personal record is 48.12, 400 meter dash and my personal record in that event is a 1:01.
DP: What is the next goal, time, or mark that you are trying to hit?
KS:My next goal is 5'8 in high jump
DP: What is your favorite workout your Coach has you do?
KS:My favorite workout is just practicing high jump.
DP: What is your least favorite workout?
KS:My least favorite workout is one legged box jumps.
DP: What are your plans after high school?
KS:I plan on attending the University of South Alabama to run track and field. I plan on getting a degree in biomedical engineering and then go to medical school.
DP: Wow, Awesome!What motivates you to train?
KS:I always want to be better than I was last meet and the way to do that is to train hard.
DP: Do you have any superstitions on meet day or perhaps an odd pre-meet routine?
KS:I always read my bible verses that one of my teachers gave me the day before the state meet.
DP: Gatorade or Powerade?
DP: Jersey (Singlet), tucked or untucked?
DP: Do you have a favorite meal for the night before a meet?
DP: Do you take ice baths? If yes, what do you think about during an ice bath?
KS:No, I don't take ice baths.
DP: Name a lesson that track & field has taught you.
KS:Track and field has taught me how to be a team player and how to be a good sport. Even though people are competitive we still all support each other even if we are on different teams.
DP: Do you have a rival runner? Or who is your team's biggest rival?
KS:I don't really have a rival runner or jumper but my team just pushes to do their best and win every meet, especially district and regionals.
DP: What do you do to recover after a meet?
KS:I stretch and we have a light practice to just shake out.
DP: What is your favorite thing about your coach?
KS:He is so funny and personable.He has shown us that you can push through anything you put your mind to.
DP: Who is your biggest fan?
KS:My biggest fans are probably my parents. They always supported me at every meet and were proud of my accomplishments.
DP: What advice would you like to share with younger runners, maybe the JH kids on your team?
KS:Never settle for okay, you can always be better and you just have to train hard for the success you want.
DP: Have you had any injuries you've had to deal with in your career?
KS:My junior year I had knee injuries but nothing serious.
DP: What are your thoughts about the Corona Virus?
KS:I am very sad that my season ended like this. I was looking forward to the final year with my team.
DP: What is your greatest accomplishment in track & field?
KS:My greatest accomplishment was winning the state championship in high jump three years in a row.
DP: 3 years in a row, wow.Tell me more.
KS:It was a very surprising thing that happened because going into my first state meet I was placed 3rd and I ended up winning. It was a really rewarding experience.
DP:Is there anything else you want to share with the MileSplit Community?
KS:I would just like to say thank you for always supporting me.