Kendall Barron

Richland senior Kendall Barron is the Female Spotlight Athlete of the Week for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 

Name: Kendall Barron

School: Richland

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Sports: Soccer, track and cheerleading

Parents: Troy and Carrie Barron, of Richland

Athletic achievements: Four-year starter in soccer, three-year letterman in track, four-year letterman in soccer, two-year captain of the soccer team, two-year letterman in cheerleading, placed second at nationals for cheerleading, reached District 6 playoffs in soccer, three-time runner at the District 6 track meet.

Coach’s quotes: “Kendall is a two-year captain and four-year letterwinner. She’s a hard worker and a joy to watch. She is a leader on and off the pitch, and always willing to help the new players. We’re definitely going to miss her next year.” — Richland girls’ soccer coach John Facci

“​Kendall Barron has been a member of our girls varsity track and field team here at Richland High School since her freshman year. As a member of the team, she has competed primarily as a sprinter in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4-by-100 meter relay and the 4-by-400 meter relay. She has qualified for the District 6 Class AA track and field meet each and every year in all of her events and for the PIAA track and field meet in the 4-by-100 meter relay during her freshman year. As an athlete, Kendall is one of the hardest working, most competitive girls that I have ever had the pleasure to coach. She gives 110% effort each and every time she steps on the track and, as a result, influences those around her to do the same. As a person, she is one of the sweetest girls that I have ever met. She has a heart of gold and would do just about anything to help those around her achieve success.” — Richland track and field coach Chris Mangus

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Nerve”

Favorite book or video game: “Mario Kart”

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite teacher (and what they teach): Mrs. Keane, math

Favorite song: “Lovely” by Billie Eilish and Khalid

Outside interests: Travel soccer, shopping, hanging out with my friends, running

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: I would be a cheetah, because it is the fastest animal on Earth.

Favorite athletic team: United States Women’s National Soccer Team

Athlete most admired: Sydney McLaughlin

Most influential persons on my athletic career: My parents and my coaches. They always support me and motivate me to be the best athlete I can be.

Most impressive athletes that you have competed against: The track athletes at states

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the state track meet my freshman season.

How I got my start: My friend wanted me to join AYSO soccer with her, so I did. I was not very good at first, but I fell in love with the sport and continuously improved throughout the last 10 years.

Future goal: To continue playing soccer at the collegiate level and major in mathematics.

Cory Isenberg is a sports reporter and columnist for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5080.​ Follow her on Twitter @CoryIsenbergTD.

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