Alyssa Martinazzi: Saint Francis track and field

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Name: Alyssa Martinazzi

High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Hometown: Cresson

Sport: Track and field

Events: Sprints, jumps, relays

College choice: Saint Francis University

Other colleges considered: Duquesne, UNC Wilmington, Juniata, Robert Morris

Why I picked Saint Francis: “I chose Saint Francis based on my major, their track program and the coaching staff.”

Greatest high school achievements: Scoring 1,000 points, chosen as third- and second-team Class 1A all-state for basketball, winning back-to-back D6 basketball championships, making it to the PIAA final four in basketball, winning districts in the 100, 200 and long jump

How I got my start in track and field: “I always loved running and jumping, and my parents put me in Mountain Top Track and Field Club when I was about 4 and I continued on since then.”

Favorite college growing up: Duke

Other interests: Basketball, spending time with my family and friends, lifting

What getting to play in college means to me: “It means a lot to me to be able to continue a sport I love for another four years.”

Parents: Dan and Dana Martinazzi

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