Sophomore, 5-8, sprints




Union sophomore Haisha Bisiolu is this week's High School Top Performer in girls indoor track. 

JUST THE FACTS: Bisiolu won the 55 dash in 7.25, finished second in the 400 in 56.09, and anchored the runner-up 4x400 to lead Union to a 64-60 victory over 5-time defending champion Columbia for its first North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 title last Sunday at the Bennett Center in Toms River.


REACTION TO YOUR PERFORMANCE: "I was very pleased with my performance along with my team's hard work and dedication to capture victory at the sectional championships."

REACTION TO SCHOOL'S FIRST INDOOR SECTIONAL TITLE: "It feels amazing to finally beat Columbia, but even better to become our school's first state indoor sectional champions."

CHANCES OF WINNING THE STATE GROUP 4 TITLE ON SATURDAY: "I think Union has a very good chance of winning the Group 4 title. As long as we all stay focus and determined, anything is possible."


HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRACK: "When I was younger, I loved being around my sister (Zainab), and she was deeply involved with the sport so I wanted to copy her so I decided to give it a try."

GREATEST STRENGTH AS A SPRINTER: "My greatest strength would have to be my quick turnover."

BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT IN TRACK: "Winning the 2012 Meet of the Champions in the 55 dash."

FUNNIEST THING THAT'S HAPPENED AT A MEET: "One of my first track meets when I was younger, I was running and my shoe fell off. Instead of continuing the race I went back to get it and it fell off another 5 times."

GOALS FOR THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEASONS: "I want to set a new personal record in the 55 dash and hopefully break the 7.0 barrier. For the outdoor season, I would love to run under 12.0 in the 100 dash and a low 24 in the 200."


FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"


FAVORITE TRACK ATHLETES: Allyson Felix and Lashawn Merritt

OTHER ACTIVITIES: "I have taken acting classes and have done many auditions and completed over 20 hours of community service."

TRADING PLACES: "I would trade places with Barack Obama because I would want to know the feeling of having different opinions on how to run America while I
would still have to try and please everyone."

PRESIDENT FOR A DAY: "I would work on regulating taxes to benefit everyone in the country rather than one group of people."

IN 10 YEARS: "I see myself finishing law school and trying to get my degree in the
field of Criminal Justice."