April 2, 2007 - by
Q&A with Sarah Reed

April 2, 2007

Thrower Sarah Reed is ready and determined to leave her mark in her final year here with the Seminoles. She plans on going out with a bang as she has set some significant goals for herself. “I am currently 2nd in the hammer and 3rd in the shot put, but I want to be number one in both.” We caught up with the senior out of Punta Gorda, Florida to talk about her career and have some fun as well.

You started out at Illinois. What were the reasons you chose to transfer to FSU?

My first year there, the coach ended up leaving. That was the most significant reason. Also, I am from Florida to begin with, so the transition was easy.

What are your goals for this your final season here at Florida State?

I plan on winning ACC’s. In the regional I hope to place in the top three or five. Then, I want to do nationals and make a run and maybe break some Florida State records. I am number two in the hammer and three in the shot put right now, but I want to be number one in both.

You are currently the top thrower on the women’s team. Have you taken on more of a leadership role with your younger teammates, or are you more lead by example?

I am definitely kind of a mother around here, and I help the others out when I feel they need it and show that if you work hard good things happen.

What has been your greatest memory while at Florida State?

I would probably have to say ACC’s last year is most memorable. I reached my goal of 50feet. I came in ranked second to last and I finished in third.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Nothing too out of the ordinary, I just put my headphones on and play my pump-up music. I replay the same song over and over.

What is the best part about being a member of the FSU Track and Field team?

Definitely it is the family aspect. That is one of the great things about this team. Everyone is so close and we all train together, girls and guys, and it is such a tightly knit group.

What, if anything, do you dislike about being a thrower?

I do not hate it at all. I would not know what to do with myself if I did not have this, it is wonderful.

What is your favorite thing to do on your off days?

I love going and driving out to St. George Island in the off-season, but as far as days off here and there, I love playing horseshoes. My buddy has a set up and we play at his place.

Your friends and teammates would describe you as?

Silly, fun-loving, my coach calls me his big kindergartener.

If you could play another sport other than track, what would it be and why?

I would play volleyball because I was recruited to play out of high school, but obviously I chose track instead.

What are your ambitions after you graduate from Florida State?

I graduate in about a month and I am not totally sure. I would like to work with children in non-profit settings, but I might, if I am good enough and have a chance, I would like to try and get into U.S. track.

Do you think you’ll want to compete in the Olympics someday?

I would definitely love to train for that, it would be amazing!

Where is your favorite place to eat in Tallahassee? Why? What do you get?

Miller’s Ale House. I go with a bunch of friend’s and get that big appetizer of chicken nachos. They are terrible for you, but they are delicious!

What is your dream job?

Being a bar tender on an island seems like the easiest and most laid back job out there.

What is your dream vacation?

Fiji or some beautiful island in the Caribbean would definitely be my dream vacation. I am not picky in that regard, as long as it is on an island.

What is your most prized possession?

I am a picture person. So, probably a picture of when I was just born with my grandparents that passed away shortly after I was born. On a happier note, my jeep wrangler definitely qualifies as one of my most prized possessions.

What reality TV shows would you sign up for?

I would have to say Real World and Road Rules. I watch both of those all the time.

Where have you never been but would like to visit?

Hawai’i. I love the islands!

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