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Noblesville High School senior Summer Rempe has established a winning record in girls track and field as well as cross-country, including state championships in both cross-country and track during the 2022-2023 seasons.

She will attend the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point after she graduates. “I am very excited to attend the USMA at West Point in the fall and blessed to have the opportunity to run both cross-country and track as a Black Knight,” Rempe said. “I am very ready to race at the next level and have another four years to do what I love. As of now, I am hoping to major in mechanical engineering at the USMA and cannot wait to be there.”

Rempe noted the team gave their all during both seasons. “At the state track meet, the 4×400 became the deciding event as to whether we would secure the win, and our 4×400 relay team stood and watched the final heat from the corral, anxiously waiting to see how the race would end,” she said. “When the Plainfield 4×400 beat Warren Central’s relay team, the four of us knew we had secured the win and began literally jumping with joy, crying and hugging each other with how happy we were. Everyone came running down to the track to get the trophy, and walking up to the podium as a team was unforgettable.”

Rempe has valuable advice for young athletes, along the lines of the “be a goldfish” metaphor made popular by the TV show “Ted Lasso.”

“I have always had the 20-minute rule for myself, and no matter how I perform I will use that my entire life,” she said. “The rule is that after your race, you have 10 minutes to be upset or celebrate your race, then you have 10 minutes to think about your race in depth. After those 20 minutes are up, you drop it and move on. This rule not only keeps me from dwelling on a race, but it allows for me to celebrate my teammates and not obsess over something as simple as a race.”

Comments 1

  1. Summer Rempe says:

    This is a great piece, thank you again for writing it!

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