Los Fresnos News

Senior spotlight: Chloe Traskauskas

School: Los Fresnos High School
Sport: Track & Field

What event do you compete in?
I compete in the open 400-meter dash and the 1600-meter relay.

What drew you to participate in track & field?
I have competed in track and field since I was in the fifth grade, and I really enjoyed it. My coach actually recommended me to join and I have loved it ever since.

Do you play any other sports?
I used to play soccer in eighth grade and volleyball in ninth and 10th grade.

What are you currently doing to stay active?
I run a few miles a few times a week and weight train in my home gym, and I walk my dog daily.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?
My favorite professional athlete is track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is spaghetti.

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is the “Bee Movie.”

Who is your favorite actor or actress?
My favorite actor is Dylan O’Brien.

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is “A Raisin in the Sun.”

What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is science.

What subject do you wish you didn’t have to take?
I wish I didn’t have to take history.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is lavender.

What is your favorite animal?
My favorite animal is a monkey.

If you could live in any city in the world, where would that be?
I would like to live in Honolulu, Hawaii.

If you could have dinner with a famous person, past or present, who would you dine with?
I would like to dine with Ellen DeGeneres.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love to watch reality TV.

Do you plan on going to college? If so, where?
Yes, I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

What do you want to major in?
I am majoring in biochemistry.

What would you like to do in the future?
I would like to become a doctor, but at this point in time, I am uncertain of the area of medicine I want to pursue.

Talk a little bit about what it’s been like having to endure this break.
This whole break has definitely not been easy nor fun, but I know that it is for our safety. I have been keeping up with my work online and trying out new hobbies every day to stay busy. Additionally, I am maintaining contact with my friends and family via social media.

How did having the entire season so suddenly cancelled make you feel? Did it come as a surprise?
When I heard that our season was coming to an end, I was honestly very surprised and disappointed. I do not think any of us saw this coming. Our team was doing really well and we were all working very hard. It is especially sad for all the seniors, such as myself, who are not able to complete our last season of track and field.

What have you learned from this unprecedented experience?
I have learned to never take things for granted because nothing in life is guaranteed, and that patience is a virtue. I am blessed to have strengthened my family bonds and lucky enough to continue my normal lifestyle within the comforts of my home. I believe that we will come out of this stronger and more united than ever!

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