Fermi HS S.A.M. – Katie Saltzgiver

Katie Saltzgiver is a three-sport standout at Fermi High School, participating in cross country, indoor track, and softball. She holds three school records in indoor track and recently placed eighth in the State Open in the 1,000 meter run. She was also All-CCC in cross country. In the classroom, she is in the top two of her class, and has received the CABE Student Leadership Award and the National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation. She was also a Governor’s Scholar semi-finalist.

How do you prepare before a meet/game?
During cross country, we held pasta parties with the team the night before; having fun with each other relieves stress and helps us bond and motivate each other as a team. Eating right (pasta, bananas, pb&j sandwiches, orange juice are my favorite preparation foods/drink) and drinking LOTS of water the day before and day of a meet is very important.

What were you most excited about with regards to the winter season?
I was excited about pushing myself harder and harder this season. I was ready to start testing my limits like never before. Especially since I will be continuing running with track this spring instead of switching over to softball again, I am excited to continue shaving seconds off my race times in preparation for running in college.

What is your most memorable moment to date in your high school uniform?
Either running the JV Stratton Brook Invitational cross country race my sophomore year, tripping over a tree root, severely scraping up my knees, and still managing to win the race, or finally making it to the State Open this season of indoor track, for the first time.

What did you accomplish with your winter team?
I became closer to a lot of my teammates, and I became a better leader. I believe I built a good foundation of mutual trust, respect, and friendship with many of them, and that made us a far better team.

Who is your favorite pro or college athlete?
Tom Brady

What are your college plans?
Right now, my top two choice schools are WPI and UConn, both of which have a stellar engineering program. I hope to major in Chemical Engineering, and one day, achieve my Master’s Degree at MIT.

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