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Senior Spotlight: Godby's Ameion Hamlet going to FAU on track and field scholarship

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 18:44:28-04

(WTXL) — Godby's Ameion Hamlet got involved with track and field over a decade ago.

It went from something she did to something she loved and now, she's going to compete at the collegiate level.

Sometimes, the love for a sport takes time.

"My first workout, we had 400's, I was crying!" said Hamlet.

For Godby's Ameion Hamlet, she wasn't all about track and field from the jump.

"My coach Diane, she actually texted me the other day, and she was like, 'Who would have thought?' I was that little crybaby girl who never wanted to work out, didn't want to push herself, and now I'm going to FAU on a track and field scholarship," Hamlet said.

Ameion is Florida Atlantic-bound.

"In the recruiting process, they were on the money," Hamlet explained.

And as her love for the sport turned into an opportunity to compete for the Owls, so did her focus.

"The 100, 200, 4x1, 4x4, but I don't want to be a jack of all," Hamlet said. "I want to be a master of one. Jumping. That's my bread and butter, so I'm going to stick to that."

Jumping into the future and fueled by a past that's left her wanting more.

"This is my senior year. I didn't have a signing day," Hamlet said. "I know now that I'm resilient, that I can put myself through any test and I'm going to pass. It was a lot, and while in a pandemic that you never know where it's going to go? I know now I'm more resilient than I ever thought I was."

Resilient and determined to never take anything for granted again.

"If I can survive a coronavirus pandemic in year 2020 of my senior year, there is no challenge that life can throw at me that I can fall," Hamlet said.

Any challenge life throws.

"When you go into something, you have to give it your all," Hamlet asserted. "You don't know where it's going to end up."

Like crying in a workout, to becoming a college-bound athlete.

Ameion said she's going to study sociology in college and eventually, she wants to go into politics.