Mount Vernon High School senior Lizzy Sagar gives her all in everything she does, from the classroom to the track.
Sagar, a distance runner and the girls indoor track team tri-captain, is aiming to get a new PR in the mile at the Northern Region indoor track championship at Wakefield High School, which starts Saturday.
"I want to break 5:30 in the mile," Sagar said. "It's going to be really competitive. Thirteen runners auto-qualified for the mile."
Sagar has been a regional qualifier in the 800 and 1000 meter race for the past two years, MVHS track coach Melissa Ferry told Patch. Running is something she shares with her brothers, who ran for the College of William and Mary.
Sagar has run indoor and outdoor track for three seasons, and she is aiming to achieve her goals during her final year of high school track. This year, she managed to run cross-country and play field hockey in the same season.
"Cross-country practice was from 2:30 to 4 and field hockey was from 4:30 to 6," Sagar explained. "I just really love to run so I was willing to go to the practices. I’m dedicated to both."
She will continue to run outdoor track this spring and wants to PR for her distance events in the 800, 1 mile race, and 2 mile.
Sagar is involved with the Science National Honor Society and National Honor Society. She is also a student ambassador and mentor. She is now waiting to hear back from four schools - College of William and Mary, Duke, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and University of Mary Washington. She plan to major in biology.