Ky Westbrook couldn’t be stopped on Saturday at her own high school.
The Chandler track star was mighty impressive at the Chandler Rotary Invitational, coming in second in the shot put.
Westbrook wasn’t done there. She set the fastest times in the country in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
She also helped the Wolves gain a thrilling split second win over Long Beach Poly in the 4×100 meter relay as Westbrook overtake one of the country’s best – Arianna Washington – in the end.
An understandably winded Westbrook chatted afterwards about her memorable day.
“So amazing,” Westbrook said. “After putting everything I had into that 100 and 4×100, I really wasn’t sure about my 200, because I really wasn’t feeling good, but my friends told me to get back up, and was like ‘You can do it,’ so I just imagined myself going out with a bang, because you only get one shot right?”
Westbrook says on the 4×100 relay, she was content to finish behind Washington. She was good with doing just that, but she says she calmed her nerves and her body down, got into the race and she saw that she had a real shot of overtaking her and winning the race.
“When I got out, I was gaining on her, and I was like ‘Oh I got this,’ and so I just went for it and it all came together,” Westbrook said.
Life, as we all know, is all about taking the bad with the good. Westbrook knows she won’t always have nights this great. That’s why she cherishes them when they do come.
“I’m always humbled to lose, but winning does feel good, and I’m really excited every time I do get to win,” she said.