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Players to Watch: Track’s Fredericka Lucas ’18

After a successful year in the sprinting and jumping events in the winter, Fredericka Lucas ’18 will look to make a positive impact on the Girls Track & Field team this upcoming spring.

Hailing from Richmond, Va., Lucas has been running outdoor track since the seventh grade. At Andover, she plays volleyball in the fall and runs both indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. Lucas runs four events including the 100, 200, 4×400 relays as well as competing in the high jump.

In an email to The Phillipian about the spring season, Lucas wrote, “This season, I’m looking forward to running outside, and I hope that the team brings home another championship at the end of the term.”

Captain Deyana Marsh ’17 attributes Lucas’s success on the track to her work ethic and her dedication to practice.

Marsh wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “In this upcoming season I know [Fredericka] will dominate in the high jump and the 100 meter and any other event that we need her to because she is committed to improving her performance and helping the team. During practice she is always working hard, practicing all of her events, and she doesn’t stop moving. She moves so effortlessly it looks like she’s floating around the track.”

“I can’t wait to see how she does this season, but I know that she will dominate and help the team in anyway we need her to, even if that is competing in four events again because that’s the type of athlete she is. I know she will also bring her amazing personality and help the team environment as well,” said Marsh.