Fastest women in the US credits dance as being her secret weapon!
#MondayMotivationSW The fastest women in the US cites her dance training as being a large contributor to her successful track career!
Sprinter Kayla White won the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in March, and she holds the country's record for the fast times in the 100 and 200 meter sprints this year! As a graduating collegiate senior, she reflected on her incredible track career in which she credited dance as playing a large part in.
“My core was always strong... My placement has always been strong. My muscle memory was always strong. And it’s kind of the same in track, just running instead of dancing.”
Read the article linked below to hear how much detail there is just in setting up for a sprint, and how the body awareness she received from dance gives her a leg up in understanding the precision of her physical placement.
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