With three record setting performances on at the New England Junior Olympic Championships, Lisa Raye (Providence Cobras / West Warwick RI) is the USATF-NE Athlete of the Month for June 2023.
With a month full of accomplishments including three record setting performances on June 24th (100m, 200m, 4x100) at the New England Junior Olympic Championships, Lisa Raye (Providence Cobras / West Warwick RI) is the USATF-NE Athlete of the Month for June 2023.
The three record setting performances capped off a month which included winning both the Rhode Island state and New England High School Championships in the 100m, 200m, and 300m hurdles. She also took home the RI State Championship in the 100m hurdles. She then traveled to Philadelphia for the New Balance High School Nationals and won the Freshman division in the 100m and 200m. In case you ran out of fingers, that’s 12 gold medals in June.
New England Jr Olympic Records
What were your hopes coming into the spring track season?
Coming into the spring season, I had hoped to improve my times, break state and meet records and make my coach and teammates proud.
You’ve seen significant time improvements this year. What has helped you make this progress?
I was able to make significant improvements because I ate healthy, I was committed to my training, and kept it consistent.
You found success across a range of events this year. Which event is your favorite?
My favorite event is the 200m dash.
You have traveled around the Northeast for meets and performed well. What tips do you have for traveling?
Stay focused, hydrated, and get rest.
What’s your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is History
Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor?
My favorite ice cream flavor is cotton candy with rainbow sprinkles.
What’s your favorite track?
I loved running on the Ocean Breeze track for Indoor and Franklin Field track in Philadelphia for Outdoor.
Why should girls try track and field?
Girls should try track and field because they get to compete against the best runners. That can build their confidence, it could lead to college scholarships, and create lasting friendships.
What race award do you wish every race gave out? (Medal, Trophy, T-Shirt, ice cream)
I would love medals and trophies for first place.
Is there anyone you'd like to give a shout out or thanks for this accomplishment?
I would like to thank my parents, siblings, coaches and teammates for their support during and outside of my track season. If it wasn’t for them none of this would be possible.