VYPE caught up with Klein Oak's recently graduated track star Ariel Young, who specialized in the 400-meter run and triple jump. Young was one of the 36 student athletes who participated in the 2020 National Signing Day at Klein Oak High School and signed a letter of intent to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for track and field. VYPE's Ashley Birdsong got to know a little more about Young.
Young was recently named the co-Winner of VYPE Houston's Jumper of the Year Fan Poll.
VYPE: How long have you been doing jumping for track and how did you get your start?
Young: "I've been jumping for four years. I first started jumping my freshman year in high school. I thought triple jump looked cool and I wanted to do something else besides running, so I decided to give it a try."
VYPE: What is your favorite thing about jumping?
Young: "My favorite thing about jumping is how technical it is. I love how for you to improve you must find different techniques that work for you personally. I also love how exciting track meet days are because you could win it all with just one great jump."