Academic All Star - Cait Mastroe

By Justin Horowitz

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM EDT

"I've been on varsity for five years, since eighth grade and I do the discuss, shot put, 100, long jump, 400, says Cait. "I've done the distance medley relay team and I do the pentathlon every year."

So it's safe to say Johnson City senior Cait Mastroe is a pretty good athlete.

Check that, a great athlete.

She's a two-time state qualifier in the long jump and was the Wildcats MVP last season.

Training for indoor track requires some imagination seeing as there's no track to run around inside.

And succeeding at power events like the shot put and discuss requires some extra work for Cait, which doesn't bother her either.

"Definitely the training and practicing on every event and making sure I'm doing every technique right because I am small so I have to make sure that I set up for that," says Cait.

Cait takes pride in outworking many of the boys in the weight room.

In the classroom, she outworks just about everyone with a grade point average over 100.

She's also president of Key Club, plays violin in the orchestra, is involved in student government and volunteers.

"I definitely have to manage my time and I put little schedules for myself to make sure I'm at everything I need to be," says Cait.

Wherever she is, there's a good chance Cait Mastroe is front and center, setting the standard for excellence.

That's why she's this week's Academic All Star.

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