Salute To Seniors: Princy Dorsainvil - Palmetto Ridge High School

What was your most memorable meet?

That would have to be my district meet. I was coming off a meet where I no-heighted and there was some uncertainty about my shoulder, but I was able to overcome those things and win.

Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

I would say my biggest competition over my four years were Cody Chernoff, he was my teammate and he always made me want to get better, and Tristan Ahlquist who went to Naples. We would usually clear the same height every meet we competed against each other.

What was your greatest accomplishment?
I would consider my biggest accomplishment to be winning districts my senior year, being someone who consistently scored points each meet, and making it to states as a sophomore.

If you could do it all over again what would you change about your vaulting career in high school?
I would change the amount of time I spent thinking I was a great basketball player. I spent time trying to get better at basketball when I should have been focused on track. I would also train and practice harder.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle I had to overcome was my right shoulder getting injured multiple times during my senior season and forcing myself to get out of bed every morning for lifting before school.

What will you miss the most?
I will miss the whole high school atmosphere, my teammates, and the coaches. The schools in my county were very friendly with each other.

What advice you would give to younger athletes?

I would tell them to work hard and don't forget you're a student-athlete, so take school serious. If you want something you have to go after it because nothing will be handed to you. Hard work always pays off and running will make you better even if you're doing a field event. You're not always going perform well at every meet, so if you have a bad meet just move on from it and look forward to the next meet and don't dwell on the past.
What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
All my coaches had a great influence on my performance always giving me advice on how to get better. Reminding me that education is what's most important. My coaches were some of my biggest supporters and I know they will always support my future decisions.

What are your college plans?
I'm not exactly sure what I want to major in just yet, but I do know I plan to train hard and get a lot better and since I graduate in 2017. Hopefully, I can make the Haitian Olympic team in 2016.

Who would you like to say thank you to?
I would like to thank God for always being with me through my high school track career and giving me the wonderful opportunity he has given me. I also want to thank everyone that put in time to make me better whether it was with advice and encouragement or giving me workouts. Thanks to all my friends and family there were there for me from the beginning.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I would like to say good luck to all my teammates I'm leaving behind I want to hear good things about you guys and good luck to my teammates that are also going to college in pursuit of their dreams. Rio here we come!

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