Amryne Chilton of Gahanna Lincoln is pushing past how she feels for a successful senior season on the track

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Amryne Chilton momentarily was overwhelmed with feelings of frustration and disbelief when she suffered a right quad injury late last season, which prevented her from competing in the 400- and 100-meter open races in the OHSAA Division I postseason track and field meets.

The Gahanna Lincoln senior had been eager to show what she could do against the best competition in the state in those events, after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out her freshman outdoor season and a severe right hamstring injury brought her sophomore outdoor season to a premature end.

But instead, Chilton was forced to watch those events from the sidelines, while nursing a right leg injury for a second consecutive year.

“I was in complete shock because we were less than a week away from the big meets, and I just couldn’t believe that this was happening to me again,” Chilton said. “When I felt something get pulled in my leg, I knew I had just lost my chance to run in the open events, and I had all of these negative thoughts going through my head.

“I can remember thinking ‘Well, I guess I’m never going to get to run at state in my individual events,’ and I felt so bad about it.”

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