We caught up for an interview with East Lake senior Sophie Haag, who currently owns the nation's fastest all-conditions time for the 100 meter dash after her 11.41 personal best wind-aided clocking at the IMG Spring Break Invitational.
Haag will competing this weekend at the FSU Relays including the second seed in the 200 meter dash behind indoor national record holder Adaejah Hodge of Montverde Academy. Haag is coming off breaking 24 seconds for the 200 meter dash for the first time this past weekend with another PR race at IMG in a 23.96 clocking.
In the in-depth 19 minute interview, the topics discussed included her breakthrough performances from this past weekend at IMG Academy, the impact of having an indoor season in Florida, looking ahead to FSU Relays and the rest of her senior outdoor season, transferring and the transition from different schools, the dynamic of having her mom Lisa as a coach, committing to the University of the Miami, and the elephant in the room when it comes to racial stereotypes in the sport.
Watch Sophie compete this weekend in Tallahassee live along with the rest of the high school athletes racing at the FSU Relays exclusively on fl.milesplit.com.