Soph breaks javelin record

Sophomore Amethyst Folk-Arnaud broke the track and field girls’ javelin record with a throw of 24.75 meters on March 7th. This record was held by Pompano Beach multi-event athlete Mya Brown. 

“I had an idea that I did it but I wasn’t really sure until I saw a post from my track team’s school page on Instagram and I was really happy about that.” said Folk-Arnaud. 

Alongside track and field she is also on the girls’ softball team. 

“I do two days of track and two days I go to softball. For school I get everything done in class, obviously I do sports after school because school always comes first.” 

While only in tenth grade, she is dedicated to learning from her mistakes and focusing hard to help  her excel in the future, “I feel like I could definitely do more and I will do more.” 

Having been a beginner once, Folk-Arnaud knows the importance of getting a good education while still working hard, “if there’s anything on your mind that you would wanna do, do it. Don’t be scared of doing it, if there’s anyone that tells you that you can’t, then you just have to believe in yourself and do it. I’m doing two sports and multiple people told me that I probably couldn’t do it and I just had the mindset that I could and now I’m having fun with it, which plays a big part too” said Folk-Arnaud.