Dilsaver juggles a difficult course load with a year-round sports activities calendar, epitomizing the lifetime of a student-athlete. Academically, she ranks seventeenth in a category of 511; i.e., roughly the highest 4% of LSW’s senior class.
Throughout a mean faculty yr, her sports activities calendar permits for few days off. She goes from cross nation to basketball after which to trace and subject. The accelerated schedule fits her simply nice.
Paused by pandemic
The tail finish of the 2019-2020 faculty yr, in fact, was an exception. Dilsaver’s season-to-season cycle was interrupted final spring, when the coronavirus pandemic worn out the 2020 highschool sports activities seasons, together with observe and subject – a discouraging setback for a runner who hoped for an acceptable encore after sweeping the 100- and 200-meter dashes on the 2019 state meet.
“We’d practiced about two weeks when the college district determined to close issues down for 2 weeks, to see the place they’d go from there,” Dilsaver mirrored.
A lot to the chagrin of individuals and followers, all spring-season sports activities have been canceled attributable to a priority for the protection of everybody concerned. The absence of a observe and subject season dashed the Lincoln Southwest ladies’ hopes of “three-peating” after taking state in 2018 and 2019.
“It was powerful to overlook the observe season final spring, as a result of we have been going to return nearly all of scorers from the staff that gained state the earlier yr,” stated Dilsaver.