By Christopher Brooks
Jazmine Fenlator, ’07, a former track and field star for Rider has qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Fenlator will represent the United States as a pilot for the bobsled team.
Though Fenlator had no experience in bobsled during her time as a Bronc, former track and field Head Coach Robert Pasquariello urged her to give it a try after her graduation.
During the last year, Fenlator has crossed the globe competing in the World Cup and World Championship in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the United States and Canada to secure a spot in Sochi. Her hard work has finally paid off.
Though the opening ceremonies start on Feb. 6, Fenlator and her teammates will be spectators until Feb. 18, when the first women’s bobsled heats begin.