Jumper Nanney sets sights high at Mayfield

ERIC WALKER/The Mayfield Messenger

Mayfield's Abbie Nanney starts her leap in the high jump at the Invitational of the South meet at Murray State University. Nanney has set breaking the school high jump record as one of her goals.

This week's Brown Funeral Homes Player Profile is on Mayfield freshman Abbie Nanney. Nanney is a track and field athlete for the Cardinals' girls team.

Nanney shared with Mayfield Messenger sports editor Eric Walker about what started her in the sport and her goals in the high jump and in her professional life.

Eric Walker: What go you involved in track, specifically high jump?

Abbie Nanney: It was something I wanted to try to have something to do in the spring.

Walker: What do you enjoy about it?

Nanney: The competition, and it's something I found success in.

Walker: Are there any other events you have participated in?

Nanney: Long jump, 4x100 (relay), 4x200 and turbo javelin.

Walker: What's your best clear?

Nanney: Five feet.

Walker: What are your goals for your high school career?

Nanney: Set the school record and win 1A state.

Walker: What's the hardest thing about doing the high jump?

Nanney: Getting steps right.

Walker: Any event you'd like to do?

Nanney: I enjoyed running 4x200, but decided focusing on high jump was the best thing for me.

Walker: What are your plans for the summer?

Nanney: Looking to attend Murray State track camp, go to the pool and nights working Fulton Railroader games.

Walker: What's been your favorite class this year?

Nanney: Science with Coach Flynn.

Walker: What other sports do you like?

Nanney: Volleyball.

Walker: What's the last book you've read?

Nanney: "Art of Racing in the Rain."

Walker: What's the last movie you saw that you didn't like?

Nanney: "It."

Walker: Cake or pie?

Nanney: Cake.

Walker: What is your dream job?

Nanney: Nurse anesthetist.