For six years, West Ashley High School senior Destinee Waddy has been competing in track & field events and plans to continue past her high school career. She developed an interest in the sport at an early age. She says she loves the adrenaline rush she gets while competing and has a true passion for it. Along with track & field, Waddy is also on the West Ashley High Girls’ Varsity Basketball team, and enjoys dancing and helping people.
“Destinee is a focused and determined athlete that works hard to improve herself and her teammates. She is a born leader and is determined to come out on top,” says WAHS Athletic Director, Richard Luden.
In her high school track & field career, Waddy lists some of the things she considers to be some of her biggest accomplishments, such as winning All-Region in the 4×4 relay, making it to state finals with the 4×4 relay team, and coming in second place in the county finals in the triple jump. On April 11, Waddy came in second at the Father Kelly Classic, where she jumped 35 feet and 6.5 inches in the triple jump.
After graduating from high school, Waddy plans to attend Winthrop University where she will study exercise science. She considers sports to be the second most important thing in her life, next to academics. She says she has learned a lot from playing sports and being part of a team that can be applied to her everyday life.
“Destinee is a self-motivated person that wants to see not only her own success but the success of those around her,” says Austin Miller, one of Waddy’s coaches and teachers. “Her attitude and determination have made her a force to be reckoned with not only on the track but in the classroom as well.”

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