The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 19th student-athlete selected this year is women's track and field thrower Andrea Mewhinney.
Andrea had a strong showing at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational last weekend. She was the top WildCat in the weight throw and had the second longest distance in the shot put. Andrea has already qualified for ODACs in the weight throw and is close to qualifying in the shot put. Andrea was also a member of the volleyball team at Randolph.
What challenges have you had in being a part of two sports and how has it helped you grow?
My challenges have been balancing my extra curricular activities and academics during both sports. I start with volleyball and go straight to indoor track and field and then to the outdoor season. Instead of gaining more time in my day my schedule changes to a different practice schedule. It has helped me grow by improving my time management skills and becoming a diverse athlete.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
My favorite thing about Randolph is the small class sizes and the rich history and traditions that take place.
How has it felt being a part of a program as young as Randolph College track and field?
It has felt like I am setting a standard for future track and field participants. It has also been a learning experience for me because I started in my junior year year in college and that meant getting back into it since I had been out of the sport for awhile. Also, learning new throws was exciting.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College women's track and field?
My favorite things is how close the team is. The field team is very close and Coach Rory [Lee-Washington, the throws coach] has been a big help through my college career.