Cielo Tumbokon, varsity track hurdler

“Only a sophomore, Cielo has already won both conference and county titles. She specializes in the jumps and hurdles. Cielo leads by example and is a great role model for her teammates.”
Coach John Schiano

What is your favorite part of girls track?
“The friendly environment.”

In what way has the sport benefited you?
“It’s helped me meet so many wonderful people. It also gives me the opportunity to test my limits as an athlete.”

What is your biggest challenge in track?
“Outdoing myself.”

How do you get ready for a track meet?
“Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!”

What’s your favorite memory of this season?
“When Zoe Hamilton and I tricked everyone into thinking there was a miscalculation and we didn’t win first for long jump during Union County Relays.”

Who are your favorite professional athletes?
“I don’t have any pronounced favorites, but there’s the obvious, Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive.”

What is your favorite subject in school?
“English, because it is the easiest. I also love the teacher.”

What other hobbies do you have?
“Nothing special, just drawing and painting. I’m also a reader when I find a good book, but it’s getting me to pick up a book that’s the problem.”

What are your plans after high school?
“I am still contemplating if I will continue to run track in college. As of now, I have no immediate plans, but I find the medical field fascinating.”