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Hard Work and Consistency Pays Off for Prasertsintanah

Hard Work and Consistency Pays Off for Prasertsintanah

Hard Work and Consistency Pays Off for Prasertsintanah

MR. JEFF HINZ

Christa runs in the 4x400 Meter relay.

Staff Writer

June 2, 2023

Katie Qian '26

Christa Prasertsintanah ’23 is a fouryear Senior from Thailand. She will join Track and Field at Amherst College next year. Teammate Tessie Connell ’25 said, “Christa is an inspiration for all and a role model for new runners. She is always there in times of trouble to bring a ray of light to tough practices.” 


When did you discover your passion for running? 


I started running in seventh grade, but wasn’t serious about it. I had one or two weekly practices and three meets a season. Due to Covid interrupting my Prep year, it was in my Lower Mid year that I started to focus on track. I received my first college offer for track that year. This inspired me to train more. 


What was one of your favorite moments with the team? 


The 4x4 at the Hunt Relays at Deerfield. We were all so excited. We all ran ten seconds faster than our best time, which was terrific. It was a great bonding experience, having to push ourselves beyond our limits while supporting each other. We also broke the meet record. 


How do you think the season has gone? 


My 200-Meter times have been great; however, I plan to improve my 400-Meter times. We have only had a few competitions, which has limited my opportunities to improve my performance. Recently, I ran my first 800-meter race since middle school. 


What advice would you give to aspiring track and field athletes? 


Hard work pays off. Stick to it; everything is worth it in the end. If you’re consistent with your training, everything is possible. And don’t be too tough on yourself. One bad race doesn’t define you.

Katie Qian is a staff writer for The Record.

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