BlueDevils News · Let’s Meet IHS Senior Athlete: Emily Skoczen

What Sports did you Play at Independence High School? 

A: 4 Years of Cross Country and 4 Years of Track

What are your Athletic Accomplishments?

A: Cross Country – 3x First Team All-Conference, 2x Most Valuable Runner, Freshman Year- Rookie of the Year, Sophomore Year – Most Improved, 4x Regional Qualifier, 2x State Qualifier, 2x Academic All-Ohio, 4x Varsity Letter, Junior – Ohio Varsity Athlete of the Week and Yours Truly Athlete of the Month, 2x Team Captain

Track – 4×800 Relay State Qualifier, Freshman Year – Rookie of the Year, 1x First Team All-Conference, 3x Second Team All-Conference, Blue and Gold Award, 3x Varsity Letter , 3x Regional Qualifier

Do you hold any IHS Records?

A:IHS Top 10 All Times List for Cross Country, Track: Distance Medley Record, 4×1600 Relay, 4×800 Relay

What is your Best Memory about competing in a Blue Devil Uniform?

A: Qualifying to the Track and Cross Country State meets and getting to compete with my friends

What are you most looking forward to about this current season – (Track)?

A: Working on making it back to the state meet and breaking more records with my teammates.

Who made the Greatest Impact on You as a Blue Devil Athlete?

A: My fellow teammates inspired me the most to improve and be the best athlete I could be

What will you miss most about being a Blue Devil Athlete?

A: Getting to compete with my friends and do what I love

What other Extra-curricular Activities did you participate in while at IHS?

A: Student Council, ASL Honors Society, DFCA

What Advice do you have for your Teammates?

A: Always work as a team and encourage each other to improve

What Advice do you have for Future Blue Devils?

A: Find a sport that you love and work hard to be the best athlete you can be

What are your Future Plans?

A: Nutrition at Kent State University