While spending her free time on the hill preparing for this years track season, Brooke Corley, junior, is constantly reminded of her previous ankle injury with every step she takes.
In the midst of her volleyball season, Corley rolled her ankle after a play at the net, leaving her out for the remainder of the volleyball season.
She got cleared right before the beginning of her basketball season and ever since, the thought of rolling her ankle again hasn’t stopped crossing her mind, especially with track season right around the corner.
“My injury could affect my performance in many ways,” said Corley, “Being that it still gets sore from physical activity, my running events could possibly be affected. I’m going to keep doing physical therapy on my own to strengthen it.”
Despite that fact that injuring her ankle again is a possibly, Corley isn’t going to let that get in her way; she set many goals for herself and plans to push herself to achieve them
“This track season, I’m expecting to make it to WPIAL individuals and WPIAL team finals,” said Corley, “Hopefully, I can make it to states this year, too.”
Considering the success that Corley had last year during track season, achieving her goals is a realistic goal for her to accomplish.
“As an individual, I qualified in javelin for the individual finals,” Corley said, “In order to go to states, I had to place in the top eight, which I fell short of. I’m hoping to make it there in the future.”
While preparing for the upcoming track season, Corley is filled with excitement.
“I’m excited to compete this year. Our team has a chance to make it far, and all I want for our team is success,” said Corley, “Individually, I’m hoping to gain a few medals. Having a successful year will help me get past my devastating ankle injury.”
With an undying love for the sport, Corley is considering to further her track career in college.
“I really do love the sport, so it’s definitely a consideration I have for the future.”