Salute to Seniors: Victoria Conner of Chapman

Name: Victoria Conner
High school: Chapman 
Event PRs: 400m 1:05, 800m 2:52
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, shopping, drawing, playing basketball, and playing the piano.

What was your most memorable race/competition?
My most memorable race was when our 4x400m team ran at the state meet last season.
My most memorable competition was when we were named Region Champs last track season.

How have you handled the suspension of the 2020 outdoor season?
It has been hard not being able to compete the full season, but I have continued to workout and stay in contact with my friends and coaches.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your athletic career in high school?
If I could do it all over again, I would have ran track my freshman year of high school.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle that I had to overcome was when I tore my MCL during the basketball season of my senior year. It was hard because I wasn't able to get on the court with my teammates for two months and I was unsure if I was going to be able to run track.

What will you miss the most?
I will miss the bonds that I have made with my teammates and coaches.

Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
Advice that I would give younger athletes is to go all out in anything you do, enjoy every second of what you do because you never know when it will be your last, and have fun.

How have your coaches influenced your performances and life goals?
My coaches have influenced my performances and life goals because they are always ready to help, they are very supportive, and they push me past my limits every single day.

What kind of impact did your family have on your time as a high school student-athlete?
The impact that my family has had is always being supportive of me in anything that I am involved in.

What are your college or post-high school plans?
My college plans consist of attending
Converse College and majoring in biology with a possible minor in music.

What do you hope to achieve after high school?
After high school, I hope to achieve earning a bachelor's degree and work towards gaining my doctorate and becoming a pediatrician.

Do you see yourself coaching in the future?
If so, what level would you coach and why? I do not see myself coaching in the future.

My mom and the rest of my family, Coach Boyd and the rest of the basketball coaches, my basketball teammates, Coach Gray and the rest of the track coaches, and my track teammates.

If there was one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why?
If there was one thing in the world I could do, I would open up my own business. I would open up my own business because I like helping, serving, and working with others.