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home : sports : sports   February 5, 2016

5/3/2013 10:53:00 AM
Prep of the Week: Fieldcrest's Tessa Holland





Name: Tessa Holland

School: Fieldcrest

Year: Sophomore

Sport: Track and Field

Superstitions: I don’t wear any socks when I high jump.

What three things would you have to have with you on a deserted island?: My phone, some water and a book.

What one food could you win an eating contest with?: Watermelon. I love watermelon.

What’s the one thing you do that drives your parents nuts the most?: I am constantly texting and my parents hate it.

What’s the one thing you do that drives your coach nuts the most?: Probably not anymore, but I never used to wear sweats to track meets. It’d be 40 degrees and I’d be in shorts and a tank top.

Last week’s accomplishments: In a meet Wednesday at Heyworth, Holland won the high jump (5 feet), the long jump (16-2) and the 400-meter dash (1:00.49) while also being a member of Fieldcrest’s runner-up 400 relay, which set a new school record with a time of 54.8. Thursday at the Ridgeview Invitational, Holland helped the Lady Knights win the team championship. At the meet, she won the high jump (5-6) and the 300 hurdles (48.5) and was part of Fieldcrest’s victorious 1,600 relay (4:22.24). She also placed second in the long jump (15-10).

Holland on her performance: It’s always good to do well in high jump. At Heyworth, I ran a good time in the 400, and at Ridgeview it was really cool to see the 4x4 do well. It was an exciting race because we all ran really good legs and came from behind to win. Then we ended up winning the meet, too, so that was pretty cool.

Coach Carol Bauer says: What I really appreciate with Tessa is her willingness to work hard. She has actually been working out with my distance kids and, obviously, I adjust the workouts based on her talents. I would say her most impressive event last week was when she ran the 4x4 at the Ridgeview Invite. The first three kids did a respectable job, but when Tessa got the baton she was actually in third, probably 40 meters behind the leader. However, she ran a really smart, aggressive race. She didn’t try to make it up all at once. As they came off the last turn, there were three teams all together and Tessa just put it away with a great final surge.










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