Le'Tristan Pledger went to the Kansas State track meet in 2008 with the intention of simply doing her best. She did better than that, winning the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter run and the 100-meter hurdle in the 5A class — as a freshman. Now a senior at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, Pledger has to board an airplane to find suitable competition. Earlier this year, she won the 100-meter hurdles and finished second in the heptathlon at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in New Mexico. She also traveled to Singapore to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, where she took home a bronze medal in the long jump and made strides toward a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. In the meantime, Pledger has one more year of prep eligibility remaining. Do high school track meets bore the world-tested athlete? "Yeah, somewhat," she says. "Until state."