INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Unfortunately for those in the lanes next to Ramiah Elliott, the days of despising track practice are all gone.
With only one year under her belt at North Central High School, the Panthers track star is already scoring national headlines.
“It was really weird because I am not a fan of like everyone coming up to me and talking to me,” Elliott said. “I am still processing it just because I am only a sophomore it is not like I am a senior.”
At 5-feet-11 as a freshman, last spring Elliott became only the second female in Indiana High School Athletic Association history to earn four state titles and a team championship in the same season.
“Everyone talks about they have ‘it’ … that (Elliott) is what ‘it’ is,” said Mark Haste, North Central head track and field coach. “It is that combination of that athletic ability with mental drive and toughness.”
As for Year 2 this upcoming spring, the memories of IHSAA State 2019 are already driving the Panthers promising young star.
“It is something that I just kind of keep in me forever,” Elliott said. “It is my first state and I have all these rings, but it shows that I need to stay humble. I need to keep working if I want to get (rings) on my other hand.
Ramiah Elliott — too grounded to get caught up in this spotlight.