Pitts possesses long, diverse résumé
NEW HAVEN — Over the past three-and-a-half years Mount Abraham Union High School senior Lydia Pitts has established herself as one of the most accomplished athletes in the school’s history.
Pitts, who will attend Bowdoin College this fall, has earned 17 Division II indoor and outdoor track and field titles (and counting as she enters her final outdoor season), is a four-year starter for the Mount Abe girls’ soccer team who helped the team win the 2014 D-II title, and has a grade-point average that puts her third in her class.
Her résumé also includes a long list of other accomplishments and community service projects, including:
• Earning D-II outdoor track and field titles in the long jump and triple jump in 2016 and 2017; in the 100-meter hurdles in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and in the 300 hurdles in 2015. She holds school records in all those events, except the triple jump, and has qualified for the New England meet in all those events at least once.
• Earning D-II indoor track and field titles in the 55 hurdles, long jump and triple jump in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She owns the D-II indoor records in all of those events and was named the “Indoor Track and Field Female Athlete Of The Year” by track coaches in 2016.
• Earning several academic awards, including those for “Exemplary Scientific Mind” and “Outstanding Mathematician.”
• Playing alto and tenor saxophone in the Mount Abe jazz band and being selected to play in the Castleton University Honors Band Festival and serving as a music department officer.
• Founding the Mount Abe Athletic Leadership Council, which promotes attendance at home games and leadership on school teams.
• Serving as current president of Mount Abe’s National Honor Society and her class during her freshman year.
• Captaining the Eagle outdoor track team for four years and the girls’ soccer team for two years. She is a three-time D-II all-state soccer player and has twice led or tied for the team lead in scoring.
• Attending the American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls State and Vermont State Athletic Director’s Student-Athlete Leadership conferences, and serving as a HOBY (Hugh O’Brian) Youth Leadership Conference Ambassador.
• Traveling to the Galapagos Island and Nicaragua on service projects and to China on a month-long cultural exchange.
• Being certified in First Aid and CPR.
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