Leading the Way on Body Image & on the Track: Carly McNatt
We've all heard the phrase: "It's a marathon, not a sprint." This quote may pertain to a specific situation we're facing at a given time or perhaps be relevant during certain moments in our careers. For Carly McNatt, IMG Academy Class of 2023, this phrase relates to so much more.
McNatt, a highly-recognized track & field student-athlete across the nation, joined the IMG Academy program in 2019 as an incoming freshman, and she's been paving the way for her future ever since. Last year, McNatt won several Florida-based meets, finished fifth at the Foot Locker South Regional with a personal best time, and qualified for the Foot Locker Nationals where she finished eighth overall.
As IMG Academy enters the second month of the 2020-2021 boarding school academic year and McNatt begins her sophomore season, there's certainly still talk about the track & field program overall. In this video interview featured on MileSplit USA, On the Line's co-hosts discuss the potential within the entire IMG girls cross country program. IMG Academy is sitting at No. 18 on the MileSplit 50 as of late August. With a team that includes McNatt as well as several top student-athletes, including Tatum David (2023), Jais Ward (2024), Emilia Puskas (2021), and Marcela Guzman (2021), this program is certainly one to watch as the year continues.
In addition to an array of talented runners, the boarding school program encourages growth and support in countless other areas. Student-athletes have the ability to express themselves through various clubs and organization on campus as well as an opportunity to pursue their academic endeavors with numerous electives in addition to Honors and AP courses each semester. Student Activities throughout the year also encourage a sense of community and involvement, ranging from Homecoming and Prom to on-campus events and evening activities.