Talking Track with Rachel: McKenna Fry

Motivational Track & Field

The Miler, McKenna Fry

Westerville Central's McKenna Fry is having one solid senior year. Her resume highlights for the year include:

  • Being a state qualifier in XC
  • Finishing 4th at the indoor state meet with a 5:04 1600m
  • Qualifying to New Balance Indoor Nationals with her all-state 4x800m relay squad

We caught up with the superstar senior to see what makes her tick as she prepares for the outdoor track season. 

CRC: What are some of your goals for the season?

McKenna: My team goal is to be district champs. My main individual goal is to break 5:00 in the mile and get on the podium at states for the 1600 and 4x800.

CRC: What is one of your favorite track & field memories?

McKenna: I would definitely say 4x8 states in 2016. It was the first time my teammates and I made it to states. What really made it so special is that we placed third in the state.

CRC: What is a silly tradition that you and your teammates have?

McKenna: We all love to jam to music and braid each other's hair before meets.

CRC: What is your favorite pre-race pump-up song?

McKenna: My favorite song right now is "Lemon," but I like to listen to anything that has a good beat.

CRC: Do you go by any good nicknames?

McKenna: Most of my friends call me Kenna.

CRC: You trained at the Myers Running Camp over the summer. Any favorite Myers Camp memories?  

McKenna: Getting in teams and meeting new people that love to run just like me. I really enjoyed Myers Running Camp and would recommend it to all high school runners. 

CRC: So who was your favorite Myers Camp counselor?*

McKenna: My top two were Rachel and Carly 😀  But all the counselors were really fun to be around. 

*Editor's Note: Rachel was a Myers Camp counselor. This question is a total setup on her part, and McKenna is too nice. She clearly meant to say that Carly was her favorite. Take that, Rachel!  


Get Ahead of the Competition This Summer: Train with CRC at CRCXC Camp or Myers Running Camp this July


About Rachel Weber: Rachel ran locally for Dublin Coffman and then for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Her personal bests are 1:28.11 (600m), 2:02.67 (800m), 4:21 (1500m), 4:47 (road mile), 16:29 (5k). She was a 2017 indoor track Second Team All American and outdoor track Second Team All American for Ohio State in the 800m. She has qualified for USATF outdoor nationals in the 800m (2017) and USATF indoor nationals in the 800m (2018). She is a two-time Big Ten meet runner-up and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Female Athlete of the Year. Her long-term goals are to test her strength at the 1500m and to be a national champion. (Dream big!) She is coached by three-time USATF national champion Rob Myers, a fellow OSU alum and former member of Team USA at the IAAF World Track Championships. 

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