Prep Spotlight: Opportunity knocks for Durango’s Kathleen Duft

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Prep Spotlight: Opportunity knocks for Durango’s Kathleen Duft

Durango senior on a mission to compete in college
Kathleen Duft plans on working very hard this summer to improve her times before a fall tryout with the California Polytechnic State University track team.
Durango High School senior Kathleen Duft is headed to California Polytechnic State University for college. She’s also planning on working as hard as she can this summer in preparation for a tryout to walk on to the track team.
Durango High School’s Kathleen Duft is one of head coach David McMillan’s most important team members. She will join the team as an alternate and a team captain at this week’s state meet.
Durango High School’s Kathleen Duft is a member of the National Honors Society and plans on studying kinesiology in college.
Durango’s Kathleen Duft is a captain on the league champion DHS girls track and field team.
Behind the scenes

What is your favorite restaurant in town?: Nini’s Taqueria.
Which teacher or coach has made a great impact on your life?: There have been so many, but Ron Keller is the first to come to mind. He’s just so full of wisdom in a quiet sort of way.
What is your nickname?: K.D.
Do you have any superstitions?: The smell of Tiger Balm always gets me going before a race.
What do you think about before you race?: I don’t listen to music or try to hype myself up. I actually try not to think about it. I just stay calm and chat with my teammates.
Who is your celebrity lookalike?: I’ve been told that I look like Susan from the Narnia movie (Anna Popplewell).
What is your favorite sports movie?: The Blind Side
Where is your favorite vacation spot?: Greyhound Rock Beach in Northern California.
What place would you most like to visit?: Scandinavia.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I play the clarinet and I’m teaching myself to play the ukulele.

Prep Spotlight: Opportunity knocks for Durango’s Kathleen Duft

Kathleen Duft plans on working very hard this summer to improve her times before a fall tryout with the California Polytechnic State University track team.
Durango High School senior Kathleen Duft is headed to California Polytechnic State University for college. She’s also planning on working as hard as she can this summer in preparation for a tryout to walk on to the track team.
Durango High School’s Kathleen Duft is one of head coach David McMillan’s most important team members. She will join the team as an alternate and a team captain at this week’s state meet.
Durango High School’s Kathleen Duft is a member of the National Honors Society and plans on studying kinesiology in college.
Durango’s Kathleen Duft is a captain on the league champion DHS girls track and field team.
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