David W. Healy
HOLLANDALE — Looking back at her career as a Simmons High School, track star Anneshia Greer said her best memories were the times she pushed herself to the limit and learned how she could overcome any obstacles in her life.
Anneshia , one of the best sprinters in the state, said she learned so much at her first track meet.
“My coach put me into the 1,600 meter run, and I did not want to run it. I was in tears before the race, but then I ran it anyways. In that one race I realized that my coach put me in it because he believed in me. It taught me that I can accomplish great things if I believe in myself," she said.
Anneshia, a senior, had her high school track career cut short because of the coronavirus. She said she is still hoping to run in college. Last year, she advanced to the state finals in the 100 meter dash, and also helped her relay team finish first in the 4X200 relay.
“I loved running for Simmons because my teammates helped push me to be the best that I could be,” she said.
Anneshia said she is very thankful of her four brothers in her life who pushed her to be the best athlete she could be.
“Growing up with four older brothers you learn to be tough,” she said. “When we were younger, we fought a little but it was only out of love.”
Anneshia said the current health crisis in the world has taught her to not take anything for granted.
“I have learned to be prepared for anything,” she said. “It is heartbreaking that I did not get to finish my senior year, but I am so thankful for the time that I spent at Simmons. Track was like an escape for me. I loved how running made me feel free. I loved being a member of the Simmons track team."