Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Marion, MA

 

What makes Mikayla tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Competitive, Aspiring, Ambitious

Why are sports important to you?
Sports help me to show myself that I can truly do anything I put my mind too. I grew up playing various different sports, and despite the height difference between my teammates and I, I always pushed myself to do my best and never give up.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being selected as a 2016 High School Paralympic All American

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Before a meet I listen to music to help pump me up

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A few laps around the track, followed by several throws and weight training

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Field hockey

Who do you admire most?
Paralympians

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Visit all 50 states

What is your favorite quote:
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude”- Scott Hamilton

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it! You will be really surprised what you can accomplish. Have a good mindset, work hard, never give up, and have fun!

Featured in:

MIAA All-State 2016 Recap – Adaptive Sports New England

ORR coach teams up with physically impaired athletes – Sippican Village Soup

2016-17 Standard-Times Girls Track Super Team and All-Stars – South Coast Today