By Alicia Dziak

Emily Zebrowski, who just finished up her sophomore year at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where she majors in mechanical engineering and has a summer internship lined up at Moog, has more to be proud of than academics. The 2016 SGI grad is on her way to regionals for track and field, competing in the hammer throwing event.

This accomplishment comes after Emily competed in the Liberty League Championships, held on her home field at RIT, taking first place in hammer throwing against at least 30 other competitors, and taking fourth place in discus.

While captaining SGI’s girls track team in high school, Emily said her track coach, SGI Phys. Ed. teacher Mark Heichberger, encouraged her to try hammer throwing. She picked it up quickly, and currently holds the school record.

“Coach Heichberger influenced me a lot,” Emily said. “He was always positive and always pushing me to not only be a better thrower, but to be a better person.”

Upon entering RIT, Emily decided to continue on with her skills, and her leadership was noticed by her college coaches as well. As only a sophomore, she is one of the team’s captains.

Emily will compete at regionals at Brockport this week, and from there, may have the opportunity to go to Nationals, held in Wisconsin. Good luck Emily!