ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: KAYLEE MATAS CABEZUELO

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Kaylee Matas Cabezuelo
Senior, Key West
Track & Field

“Kaylee is a multi-event student-athlete who works hard in the classroom as well as on the track.” – Dave Perkins, Conchs head coach

Senior Kaylee Matas Cabezuelo was dominant in the field events at the track and field meet between Key West and Coral Shores last week, earning a trio of first places. Matas Cabezuelo was the top finisher in long jump, triple jump and discus, earning 15 points for her team. The talented athlete does not just excel in athletics, though; Kaylee was recently accepted at Georgetown University, where she plans to study biomedical engineering. Despite a full class load of the most challenging courses Key West High School offers, she never shies away from the hard work and dedication needed to win a variety of technical events on the track. For her three-win meet and laser-like focus, Key West’s Kaylee Matas Cabezuelo is the Keys Weekly Athlete of the Week.

Tracy McDonald
Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.