A Visit With Vishe' Rabb

(Photo provided by Vishe Rabb)

First of all, how did you first get involved with track & field?

My mom had been in track when she was younger, so I wanted to see how I would do and what the sport was about.

What are all your personal records?

I broke the 400m time for all three of the schools we are combined with.  I broke one of the high jump records along with the 200m. My relay teams have repeatedly broken our own record we set during the past two seasons in both the 4x400, 4x200, and 4x100.

Do you do, or have you done, any other sports?

I have played basketball since I was in third grade, volleyball since sixth grade, and dance since I was in kindergarten.  

What is your favorite or most memorable competition you've ever been in?

My favorite competition is definitely high jump because I find it the most fun to participate in.  My favorite memory of high jump was subsection last year when I finally jumped 5'5".

Other than your own teammates, who are some of your favorite athletes to compete against?

I like to compete against the bigger schools at State. It gives me some perspective into how I fit into the track community.

Who are some people that have been most helpful to you in your athletic career?

My jumping coach was a huge part of my success last year because he really believed in what I could do in track and field.  My parents have also been pretty amazing before after my meets especially and have showed a lot of patience when I get crabby after running my 400m every meet.

I gather then that you aren't the biggest fan of running the 400?

The 400 was forced upon me in 8th grade and I did decent in it, so I became stuck with what I consider the worst race.

What are your main goals for this upcoming track season?

My team and I hope to get a portion of us to State and to win the conference championship for the fourth year in a row.

(Photo provided by Vishe Rabb)

As a senior, how have your perspectives, strategies, or attitudes changed since you first started doing track?

I used to get so worked up and stressed about track but once I realized all I have to do is calm done and run for about a minute then I will succeed more and have a little more fun.

Do you have any college plans?

I plan to continue my basketball career and major in business at Augustana University, Sioux Falls.

What were some of the things that attracted you to Augustana?

The location is perfect for me and the campus is what I imagined in a college plus basketball is an obvious appeal.

If you plan to do basketball in college, will this be your last season of track?

I think this would be a good year to end my track career. Hopefully go get some medals and then finally be able to focus on one sport.