College Bound: Jenna Burns


A Q&A with Heritage Hills senior track athlete Jenna Burns who will be continuing her track career collegiately at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

What was the biggest factor into your decision to run track collegiately? I decided to run track collegiately because I'm very passionated about the sport and I have found success through it. It has been a big part of my life since 8th grade and I would like it to stay that way for as long as possible.

Out of all of the schools you visited and looked into, what stood out the most about Kentucky Wesleyan College? It stood out to me because of the atmosphere. Coach Tony Rowe, as well as all of the educators, staff and students that I have met, have been extremely welcoming and they've made me feel right at home.

During your time at Heritage Hills, who or what do you feel most prepared you to run track in college? There are many people that have played a role in preparing me to run track in college. My family, everyone at Heritage Hills and all the medical professionals that have helped me along the way. To name a few people - my mom Lori Burns, my dad Kevin Burns, coach Josh Wilson, coach Dawn Mix, coach Pete Lashley and coach Nick Waninger.

What was your biggest accomplishment during your time at Heritage Hills? One of my favorite accomplishments (so far) is qualifying for state all three years in a row.

If you could describe your high school athletic experience in one word, what would it be? Fulfilling.

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