Day in the Life of a Spring Sport Athlete


Grace Shaw, Social Media Manager

With the school year almost over, spring sports have finally begun after two long years. For many spring athletes, that means a busier schedule than normal and getting back into the daily routine. One student-athlete, baseball player, and junior Keswick Owens has had to adjust to an adapted school year and challenging sports seasons. With baseball season in full swing and school coming to an end, days are busy for Owens.

“Right now there is a lot going on,” said Owens. “I’m running for executive council for SCA, playing baseball on two teams, and staying involved with different teams.” 

A normal day for Owens starts at 4:30 a.m., when he wakes up to go work out with friends. After working out for a few hours, he heads to a friend’s house to do homework until 11 a.m. 

“Despite how busy I’ve been staying up, it has still been important to keep up with schoolwork,” said Owens. “Even a couple hours of dedicated study time every day keeps me caught up.”

After finishing up homework, he heads to Bridgewater, Va. for his first baseball practice of the day. After practice, he grabs lunch and heads back to Lexington, Va. If Owens has any spare time between arriving home and varsity practice, he will do more school work. He then gets ready for his second practice of the day.

“Practice starts at 4 p.m., but I try to arrive a little early every day,” said Owens. “It’s just another way to prepare for a good day of practice.”

Practice ends at 6:30 p.m., and then Owens gets dinner before any club meetings or other activities he has. 

“My nightly routine looks different every night. If I have a game, I play then go home. If I just have practice, I’ll go hang out with friends or go to a game,” said Owens. “On Monday nights, I have Younglife club.”

He then ends his days with a movie and finishes up any other homework he could not get done during the day. 

“Because I get up so early, I try to be in bed by 10:30 every night,” said Owens. “However, that changes a little every night with whatever I’ve done that day.”