Player Profile: Alayna Ford, Union


D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.

(Submitted photo. Photo by Melissa Ford)

ALAYNA FORD – SOPHOMORE – UNION

Daughter of: Melissa Anthony Ford and Jonathan Ford
Sports Played: Cross Country (co-op with A-C Valley) and Track
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Her mom did track. Her cousins (Reed and Ryan Anthony) played baseball and basketball at Clarion and another cousin, (Noelle Anthony) plays softball, basketball and volleyball at Clarion.
2018-19 Highlights: She qualified for the District 9 track & field champions in the 4×100-meter relay while also lettering in track. She was a frequent place winner in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash during the season.
Post-High School Plans: She plans on going to college (Pitt, hopefullY) and wants to get into the medical field and be a radiologist. She would like to participate in cross country and track in college.

Q&A With Alayna Ford

D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
AF: My favorite sport to participate in is cross country because of all of the freedom running gives me. I absolutely love running in the woods, and like taking in all of the scenery around me.

D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
AF: Going to districts in track for our 4×100 relay team.

D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
AF: I play high school sports because I really enjoy the competition, and it’s really fun getting to practice and work hard with many of my friends that I’m close to. I also make lots of new friends along the way.

D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
AF: Good athletes who are a few grades older than me, or used to go to this school most influence me because I see how successful they are, and that motivates me to strive to get better.

D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
AF: I wish that more people would participate in some of the sports so that we wouldn’t have to co-op, and we could represent our schools individually.

D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
AF: I would change the voting age to 16 because I believe 16- and 17-year-olds have valid opinions too.

D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
AF: I would like to live in the city because of the variety of things that you can do there.

D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
AF: I’m very quiet, and people are often surprised that I can sing.

D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
AF: Biology

D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
AF: I would like to go back to the early 1500’s so that I could meet Leonardo Da Vinci.

D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
AF: I wish you would have asked me what my goal is for my high school sports. My goal is to make it to states in either/both cross country and track.


Copyright © 2019 EYT Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of the contents of this service without the express written consent of EYT Media Group, Inc. is expressly prohibited.

Comments are temporarily closed. A new and improved comments section will be added soon.