Waterford senior track and field standout Ally Rohrer was an All-Ohio in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles last season,
Waterford’s Ally Rohrer poses at the 2013 state track meet in Columbus after earning All-Ohio status in the hurdles.
Sports: outdoor and indoor track&field, volleyball (freshman, sophomore, junior), basketball (freshman)
College being considered: Washington State Cummunity College
College major being considered: LPN
Family: Jeff and Christy (father and mother); younger brother Bryce (8th grade), younter sister (Reese, 2nd grade)
Question: What goals have you set for yourself in your senior season?
Answer: I'd like to place first at state in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. I'd also like to stand on the podium in the 200 meter and the 4x4 relay with my teammates Maddy Sury, Maggie Kroll, and Lydia Beardsley.
Overall, I just want to exceed expectations that people have for me.
Q: Since competing in track and field as a freshman, what are some of your career highlights?
A: Being All-Ohio in the 100 hurdles (3rd) and 300 hurdles (sixth). Going to state as a freshman in the 400 meter, and being TVC (Tri-Valley Conference) high-point champions in my sophomore and junior years. I've set three school records in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and 100-meter dash.
Coach (Scott Miller) tells me that I've scored 1,300 points as a track and field athlete, and that's never been done before at Waterford.
Oh, yes, as a team, we've won two district meets.
Q: What were your thoughts, standing on the podium at state last year?
A: I finally made it, and all that hard work was worth it.
Q: How did you get involved in hurdles?
A: Coach (Miller) got me started. I've actually began hurdling last year. My forte has been sprinting, and that has helped in hurdles. I've worked really hard on my form.
Q: Who has inspired you and been an impact on your track and field career?
A: There's been many people. My teammates have always been very supportive. My dad has been my biggest inspiration, but then my Uncle Keith, Uncle Larry, Steve Littler (Waterford track coach), and Scott and Vickie Miller.
Q: What do you do when not competing?
A: I got my STNA, and work at Harmar Place, a nursing home in Marietta. I really don't have time for anything else.
Q: Apparently, this will be your last season in track and field.
A: Yes, eventually, I'd like to be an RN (registered nurse). I'm kind of dreading our final meet. I will miss competing.
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