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GETTING TO KNOW LACY YSLAS

 

Lacy is a senior on the Golden Eagle track & field team, where she competes as a thrower.

 

Lacy is a senior on the Golden Eagle squad and returns for her fourth season of competition in the throwing events during the indoor and outdoor track seasons...a talented athlete who made her mark in track in high school...also competed in basketball and volleyball...also a strong performer in the classroom...earned a spot twice on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in recognition of her solid academic efforts.

AT TECH (In 2011-12): Lacy threw shot put during the indoor season for the Golden Eagles and then during the outdoor season she threw shot put, discus, and javelin... throughout the season Lacy posted several season-best records, during the indoor season she led the team with the best shot put throw throwing for 37 feet 1 inch at the Southern Illinois Invitational, which also earned her a career best, and 36 feet 4.75 inches at the East Tennessee State Invitational... during the outdoor season she posted a season-best and a career best distance in the javelin throw with a throw of 108 feet 11 inches, a season-best distance in the shot put throw with a throw of 35 feet 3.25 inches, and a season-best discus throw with a throw of 136 feet 4.61 inches... with a distance of 132 feet 8 inches, she received the fifth longest distance in the discus throw in Tech history, already having the third longest discus throw as well.

(2010-11): Took a medical redshirt.

(In 2009-10): Lacy set two records in her first year with Tech track and field...recorded a distance of 36 feet, 11 inches in the outdoor shot put, which is fifth longest in school history...her discus mark of 136 feet, 10 inches ranks third all-time at Tech...her season-high in javelin came at the OVC Championships, as she posted a distance of 87 feet, 4 inches...also competed in the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor track season...participated in the shot put in two meets and achieved her best distance of 35 feet 2 1/2 inches at the OVC indoor meet...competed in the weight throw in all three meets and reached a best distance of 39 feet, 7 1/4 inches, also at the OVC meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lacy comes to Tech from White County High School in nearby Sparta...the first track athlete from that high school to ever compete on the collegiate level of competition...started her track career during her junior year and advanced to sectionals in the same year...as a senior, advanced to the state meet and took fifth-place honors...was a member of the Tennessean's All-Midstate second team...lettered both years for coach Dave Bruce...also lettered three years in basketball and three years in volleyball for the Warriors...a solid worker in the classroom in high school...kept a solid "A" average and was chosen to be a Girls' State alternate as well as a member of BETA.

PERSONAL: Lacy is the daughter of Fidel Yslas and Alice Johnson...full name is Lacy Lorraine Yslas...born on June 4, 1991...studying exercise science.

 

 

HOW WELL DO THEY KNOW Lacy Yslas...
We asked Lacy 15 questions, then posed the same 15 questions to two of her teammates to see how well they know her:

Lacy Yslas's Answers Madison Borden's Answers

Haley Wennerstrom's Answers

My nickname: Lacy....it's short for Lacy
Lacy Lacy Lou
I can't believe I watch: PLL...obsessed
Rediculousness
Jersey Shore
My sports hero is: Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

Lebanon James

I can't stop listening to: music
Taylor Swift (1/2 pt)
country music
If I could go anywhere, it would be: Hawaii
St. Thomas
St. Thomas
The most overrated athlete is: Tyler Bray
Probably some basketball player
Shaq
Favorite activity on an off day:
nap, snack, repeat
sleep/hang out with the dog
sleep
I'm dying to: break the school record
travel

be laying on the beach, soaking up the sun

My favorite food: tacos/french fries
Mexican (1/2 pt)
anything containing bacon or potatoes
My favorite pro sports movie:
The Blind Side / Remember the Titans
Space Jam
Space Jam
I miss most about my home: dog...and
my mom, of course
mom doing laundry (1/2 pt)
my dog Bella
In 10 years, I see myself: married with kids
teaching elementary wellness/gym
being a PE teacher and coaching
Two words teammates use to describe me:
funny, unpredictable
funny, crazy
funny, beautiful
My favorite Tech sports team, other than mine is: basketball
Does cross country count? If not, basketball
 football

The animal I most resemble:
cheetah, of course

cheetah
 lion

Answers in Bold Face are matches
Madison Borden scored 7.5 points to win the round. Haley Wennerstrom had 5 correct matches.