Kelsey Thomas, daughter of Keri and Bobby Thomas, is a freshman at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Kerr & Co. Realty Athlete of the Week.
She is a member of the Track & Field Team and competes in throwing shot put and discus. This season, she came in first place in throwing the discus at the 2019 WilCo Track & Field Championships.
Thomas said she joined the team after encouragement from a friend in middle school.
When asked what inspires her to continue training and competing she said, “Wanting to continue to compete after high school… I would like to compete in college and strive to be the best I can.”
RHS Track & Field Coach Peter Mueller said of Thomas, “Kelsey has showed steady improvement throughout the entire season, progressing in both shot and disc. She is our best female thrower in both events and qualified to compete in both this weekend at the sub sectionals. Despite her early successes, she is quiet and humble, and always quick with a smile.”
One of Thomas’s biggest role models and inspirations is former First Lady, Michelle Obama. “She is a great leader, helpful person and overall person,” she said.
Thomas describes herself as shy, funny and smart. When she’s not competing, she enjoys cooking and baking.
Although she is only a freshman, Thomas said she already knows that one day she would like to become a surgeon, possibly in the field of neurology.