Posted at: 02/12/2013 3:14 PM
Updated at: 02/12/2013 7:42 PM
Canandaigua senior Christine Lyttle does it all. Her 96 average is impressive, but her involvement in clubs and outside school activities are what makes her tick.
Christine Lyttle, Canandaigua Scholar Athlete, said, “I go to school from 6:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m., that's when practice ends. I do homework if I don't have to work I go from there.”
Besides being a three sport athlete, Christine has worked at Wegmans as a cashier for the past three years.
Lyttle said, “I think I started being responsible just to get the job, but that led to buying a car, being on time and all my responsibility developed through working.”
Twenty hours of work a week, on top of being a three sport athlete, cheerleading in the fall, her warmup to indoor and outdoor track.
Lyttle said, “I've always been competitive. I like to win. I don't like losing. That's where track comes in, I like the control. It's my race, all dependent on me.”
She's been referred to as “lightning fast”. Christine holds a number of school records. The indoor 55 meter dash, 55 hurdles and she ran a leg on the record setting 4x200 relay. She started track in the eighth grade. When she tried hurdles. She was able to three step even then, which is rare. It allowed her to make varsity as a freshman. She is captain of both indoor and outdoor teams and helped her school win two sectional indoor titles. She is now ranked fifth in the state in the 55 hurdles and hopes to take a shot at states.
Lyttle said, “I'm hoping I can run and get on that podium.”
As for college, she's still deciding and excited about the next jump.
Lyttle said, “The balance of the grades and sports I need that, I love it to keep in shape and keep all that going and get a good education. I want it all.”
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