Fresh off her All-American campaign, the 2018 University Athletic Association Most Outstanding Performer Dani Bland drops by the LNP studio on episode No. 87 of the Inspirational Athletes podcast.
A Hempfield alum, Bland is now excelling on the collegiate level as a sprinter at NCAA Division III Emory (Ga.) University, attaining D-III All-American status this past season in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.
Bland shares her journey on the track from her days growing up in Landisville to how she’s improved her craft in college. Among many topics, Bland chats about the intricacies of what makes a good sprinter, such as proper form and nutrition, how she juggles competing in multiple events on race day, and how she’s overcome some mental battles that can sometimes come with being an athlete.