“Before I get on the track, I’m like overthinking, contemplating everything and just like ‘do I really want to do this” and I get there and I say I got to calm down, just breathe and it never helps, I’m just nervous the entire time before I run,” said A’Zariah Veasy.

It was 6 years ago that Rider track and field standout A’Zariah Veasy knew she was fast.

A coach pulled her aside.

“She was like you’re really good track athlete, you’re really fast and I just want to push you to the best of your ability.”

Now in her senior season, Veasy’s career is soaring, helping Rider’s quartet set a new school record in the 4×400.

But, the 4×400 isn’t Veasy’s only event.

“Long jump, triple jump, the four hundred, two hundred and the 4×4.”

And she’s won at least 3 gold medals in each of those, this season alone. Veasy also set school records in the triple jump and the 200.

“It’s been exciting and nerve-racking and all the emotions just rushing together.”

When she needs help keeping her emotions in check there is always one person she can count on.

“My mom, she’s really motivational. The meets that she can make it to, I can always hear her yelling from the stands, ‘you got this, let’s go, you’re going to beat her, you got this’ and at home we talk about it a lot just to see how I’m doing.”

Veasy hopes to take home the gold at state, before furthering her career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.