Q and A with Kiara Lester, Deptford track

Q and A with Kiara Lester, Deptford track


Q and A with Kiara Lester, Deptford track


Kiara Lester, Deptford track

Kiara Lester, Deptford track

As part of our look at South Jersey girls’ track, sports writer Kevin Callahan will spend five minutes each week asking athletes similar questions.

KC: Although just a junior, what colleges are you looking at now?

KL: My top two are Miami and Florida State. I love working with kids so I would consider being a teacher or go into athletic training.

KC: What is your greatest athletic accomplishment so far?

KL: I would say winning the indoor 200 meters at Meet of Champions.

KC: Do you play any other sports?

KL: I played field hockey my freshman and sophomore years.

KC: What grade school did you attend and what teacher had the biggest impact on you?

KL: I attended Oak Valley and all the teachers I had in the past impacted me in different ways. I never had a teacher I didn’t like.

KC: What is your favorite subject at Deptford?

KL: I like math and I like English because I like writing.

KC: What is your favorite food in the cafeteria?

KL: I usually don’t eat in school, but chicken quesadilla when I do.

KC: Who is your funniest teammate?

KL: Vavrina Clement, she is a freshman, she always lightens the mood.

KC: What is your favorite social media outlet?

KL: I like mainly Twitter, it is kind of like a family and track trends a lot.

KC: Who is the most famous person to retweet you?

KL: Bianca Knight, she a professional track runner on the USA team.

KC: Does your coach, Kevin Sherry, drive a cool car and listen to cool music?

KL: My coach loves listening to Jamaican music.

KC: How has Coach Sherry helped you in your career?

KL: My brother (Kevin) ran for Deptford and that is how he got to know me and he always saw something in me. He made sure no matter how many times I failed, to get back up.

KC: Do your parents, Kevin and Fran, play sports and do they dress cool?

KL: My dad ran track and played football (Glassboro High School) and my mom ran track and played field hockey (West Deptford).

KC: How have your parents helped you the most in sports and in life?

KL: I thank them for keeping me motivated in sports.

KC: The Rolling Stones are touring again this summer, who listens to them more you or your parents?

KL: We listen to Gospel music around the house.

KC: What are your personal and team goals this season?

KL: I do want to run a mid-11 (100) and mid-23 (200). And team goals is to keep pushing hard because we had been down for many years. I love my team.


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