Jeff: "Sterling City junior Cassidy Doggett qualified for the state track meet last weekend at the LeGrand Sports Complex, taking a photo finish to do so."
Cassidy Doggett: "Well my first thought was, "dang it, I just got third again", and thought that I was going to have to hope and pray for a wild card. but luckily it came back and was second. So ever since then, it's been like a dream."
Jeff: "The junior's success is all part of her hard work and dedication."
Sarah Snider: "Cass has always worked hard. Every single day, She has great work ethic and it was great for us to have a kid succeed that was a kid who worked hard. She comes early and she leaves late. She will always do extra. Always wants to know what else she can do. Just having a good kid qualify is really important to all of us."
Jeff: "One of Doggett's goals was not to only qualify for state, but improve from last year. Which she did setting a personal best 12.78 in the 100 meter dash."
Doggett: "Definitely the work paid off, obviously, but my main goal was to not just get to state, but to be better than what I was last year at regionals."
Jeff: "Doggett's passion and success on the track is a family affair, as she wants to run in big brother's spikes."
Doggett: "My brother was a big aspect on track for me. His passion for it was amazing, and of course my dad too. Colton was the one who went to state and I got to witness it, so I wanted to do what he did."