The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 30th student-athlete selected this year is track and field sprinter Diana Young.
Young performed very well at the ODAC Championships this past weekend. She competed in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. She qualified for the finals of both, and finished fifth during blistering races. For the meet she earned the WildCats eight points.
What have you gained from being a part of this program?
Being apart of the running program at Randolph College, I have gained the motivation and leadership skills needed to be the best I can be on and off of the track. This program has given me a sense of pride to represent an up and coming program here at Randolph.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
My favorite thing at Randolph College has to be the amount of opportunity there is to step out of your comfort zone, this gives me the ability to constantly test my abilities and boundaries.
How has being a student-athlete affected you?
Being a student athlete, over the years, it has taught me that structure and determination are two important aspects of being a well rounded student and athlete (or gives you a good shot at it).
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College women's track and field?
My favorite thing about women's track and field is being able to run against steep competition within the conference and having a great coach to get me to peak performance.
What have you gained from running at Division III Institutions?
Running at a Division III institution, I have learned that when you have a passion for a sport, there are no boundaries or constraints on what you can do on the track or on the field. Being at a Division III college, I have learned that success within a sport can be achieved at any level of competition and only achieved if worked for. Being at this institution, it has shown me that running can be fun and if I want to be the best in my sport I am going to have to put in the steady work, enjoy the small victories, and learn from the "failures". Personally, it all comes down to if I can trust my ability and if I can do that, the rest will come together.