MILLBURY, Mass. - The Millbury girls track team has a lot of outstanding athletes, for a team closing in on its second undefeated season in a row, that much is a given. But this week theDailyMillbury.com would like to focus on just one. Meet Gabby Prominski, sophomore student/athlete.
Prominski competes in three events, the 100 meter hurdles, the high jump and the 400 hurdles. Just this week at a meet at Tantasqua High School she won all three events and being a sophomore she will have two more years of high school eligibility to help her hone her skills.
Prominski started with the hurdles. "They (coaches) found some things I was good at, the hurdles," she said. "Then they added some new things that I was good at, the high jump, long jump and the triple jump, so I'll be doing those things the rest of this year and next year," she added.
Asked what is her favorite event, she didn't hesitate, "Definitely the 100 hurdles. I like both hurdles, but I'm sticking with the 400 hurdles for now," she said with a quick smile. When queried on whether she'll be adding any more events to her already full repetoire, she laughed stating, "No way, I think I'm doing enough now, four events per meet."
Prominski has been running track since the eighth grade and already is a star performer in a team full of them. But her accomplishments aren't limited to the track. Far from it.
Speaking about her schoolwork, Prominski said, "Getting ready for my junior year, I take AP Chemistry, and AP History, just trying to keep my grades up."
She also speaks fluent Polish. Her family has their roots in Poland where her father was born, and it is the language spoken in the home. She also is taking Spanish three this year, moving on to level four next year, so Prominski will be able to converse in multiple languages in her adulthood.
On music, asked if she runs with an I-Pod during training, she said no but she does listen to a lot of relaxing music. I listen to a lot of what's popular but like a lot of Adele's music," she said.
Keep your eyes peeled for Gabby Prominski in the future, she will be a star both on the track field and in the classroom.