Erika McLeod is fast. She can run and jump with the best.She's been training for years.
"I started lifting in October and I've just basically went three times every morning before school started. A lot of it was trusting my coaches, everything I do, and getting the most out of every workout." says the Butte High Senior McLeod.
this weekend Erika will be competing in a total of five events at the state track meet.
"I qualified for long jump, triple jump, the 200, 300 hurdles, and the 400." says McLeod
The even more impressive part is she qualified for six.
"It's almost like every time she has done it for the first time she qualified. The first time she triple jumped she qualified. The first time she ran the 100 hurdles, she qualified. First time she ran the 300 hurdles she qualified. It's a pretty amazing thing that she has been able to do." says Butte head coach Arie Grey.
McLeod has been involved in track since fourth grade. the sport is her life, and it will continue for her at the University of Montana.
"A lot of it has to do with how hard she works. In the off season whether it was hurdling with Charlie or jumping and doing things like that. She's put a lot of time and effort in and she deserves what she get because she's such a great kid and a great worker." says Grey.
"I've always enjoyed it. It's a great sport. You get be with all your friends. The atmosphere is just really relaxed and laid back, at the same time everyone is working really hard. It's a good atmosphere." says McLeod.