The fact Ashtyn Baney’s parents competed in track in high school influenced Baney’s passion for the sport.
Baney will take it a step further as she’ll continue her career at Tiffin University.
“It’s a really good business school,” she said. “It’s close to home. They have a good track program.”
Baney qualified for regionals in the long jump, 100, 200 and 4×100 relay last season.
“I’d like to do better than last year and make it to state,” Baney said.
Baney advanced to regionals in three events as a sophomore and narrowly missed qualifying in a fourth.
“Ashtyn is very deserving of the opportunity to continue her career,” Port Clinton track coach Seth Benner said. “I have no doubt she has the ability to achieve success.”
Baney was first-team all-Sandusky Bay Conference and second-team all-district for the Redskins’ soccer team in the fall.
Baney’s favorite thing about track is seeing improvement in competition.
“It’s something my parents did,” she said. “I wanted to follow them. Since I was little I knew I wanted to run in college.”