With an already impressive resume, Cavins focuses on fun


Photo courtesy of Isabelle Cavins

Amara Collins, Features Editor

Senior Isabelle Cavins has been running track and field since the indoor season of her freshman year. One of her biggest goals was to beat the 55-meter dash record before she graduated from Liberty High School.

She accomplished that goal in her junior year.

  Cavins qualified for states and broke the record with a time of 7.48 seconds. Since then, she has continued to achieve her goals. This winter season, Cavins qualified for states in the 55-meter dash and with the 4×2 girls’ relay. 

“It felt good to qualify for states again. I knew I could do it, but it definitely wasn’t easy,” said Cavins.

  Cavins is hardworking and always puts others’ needs before hers.

“She is super driven and has high standards. She always wants to put 100 percent effort and is a team player,” said the assistant coach of track and field, Coach Helene Leigh.

This upcoming spring season, Cavins will be playing softball and running track and field as well. Cavins was the first student to do double sports at Liberty last year during the spring.

Cavins will be doing that again this year and she’s very excited to have the opportunity to do it again.

“I’m looking forward to hanging out with the girls on the softball team and maintaining or increasing my speed and stamina on the track,” said Cavins.

  This softball season will be a bittersweet experience for Cavins since she will be continuing her athletic career in track and field at the collegiate level.

“I am going to miss softball. I have played it since I was 4 years old. When I’m in college, I know I will go watch the softball games,” said Cavins.

 Cavins will be continuing her academic and track and field career at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

“I love the town of Wilmington. It is really pretty there. It has the beach, a downtown riverwalk, and about every store you can imagine all in a 10-mile radius,” said Cavins.

 Cavins´ biggest goal this spring is to have fun.

“This may sound cheesy but my goal is to have fun. It is my last time ever participating in high school sports and I want to have fun while it lasts. Plus, time flies when you’re having fun, and I’m ready for summer,” said Cavins.

Cavins runs the 55-meter dash at Shenandoah University earlier this winter. Photo courtesy of the yearbook staff.