Lily Morrell

Lily Morrell

What made you come out for track in high school?

I didn’t think I was going to do track. I tried out for soccer, I played soccer in the fall. My friends were doing track, I was like, ‘All right, I guess I could try it.’ And I just fell in love with the team.

What has helped you improve in track and field?

I have a lot of competition on this team, and they’re great people and they’re so supportive. And one of my best friends [Susannah Auderset] was one of the fast people on the team, so my goal was to catch her and keep up with her. So, our workouts are hard, and they make ‘em harder.

You won the 300 hurdles title at the Frederick County Public Schools championships. Talk about how you ended up doing that event.

I started doing hurdles last summer, and that was the 55 hurdles, and I didn’t do the 300 hurdles until about four weeks ago. I had a good combination because I had already learned to do the 55 and the 100 hurdles, and I was already decent at the 400. That gave me a good base.

What is you approach when competing in hurdles?

I always had trouble getting the same amount of steps in between the hurdles, and that would make me slow down. So, the solution to that was just run harder between the hurdles so you’d have the same [amount of steps], and that was really all I did. It was a lot of repetition to learn the hurdles, just practice, practice, practice, practice.

What are your plans for next year?

I’m going to Salisbury University. I kind of wanted to stay close to home but not too close, so Salisbury was a good pick.

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