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Moravian All-Stars: Abby Giamonni

Photo courtesy of Abby Giamonni.
Photo courtesy of Abby Giamonni.

Abby Giamoni ‘25 is a sprinter on the women’s track and field team. Her favorite and main event is the 400m sprint. Majoring in health science on the pre-occupational therapy track, she fills her days with labs and clinicals but still has time to be a very successful track athlete, competing in the winter and spring seasons. Giamoni is supported by several coaches on the team including Coach Jesse Baumann, Coach Jonathan D’Ottavio, Coach Molly Sear, Coach Sean McFarland, and Coach Rob Shaffer. 

What is your favorite thing about the sport? 

I love the excitement that comes with competition. Hearing people cheer me on while I’m running is the best feeling.

Why did you choose to play at Moravian University? 

Track and field is a competitive sport, and I knew that Moravian’s team was really good. I’ve always loved sprinting, and I knew I would be so happy to be on such a great team at Moravian. 

What accomplishments have you had while playing for Moravian? 

I have recently broken the 300-meter dash Landmark Conference record, and last year, I was on a record-breaking 4×400 and 4×100 meter relay team. My 4×100 meter relay team went to nationals at St. John Fisher University last spring. I have also been awarded the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team award for the past two years.

Photo courtesy of Abby Giamonni.

What is your preseason like? 

We do some light training Monday through Friday, mostly. We work on speed endurance, acceleration, and recovery. 

Who is your biggest sports inspiration? 

My biggest inspiration is Talitha Diggs, a sprinter on the Florida Gator’s track team. She’s from Saucon Valley, and I competed against her in high school. Knowing that I was able to compete with such a high-level athlete inspires me to run my hardest during practices and meets.

Why did you first get involved with this sport? 

The coaches and team members were so welcoming when I came to watch one of their practices. They gave me a lot of confidence that I could be a competitor on the team.

How do you spend your free time? 

In my free time, I like to read, watch TV shows, listen to music, or hang out with friends. 

How do you balance your time? 

I make sure that I get my homework done as soon as possible. That way, I can go to practice without having to worry about doing any homework afterward.  

Challenges as an athlete?

I struggle a lot mentally before races. Sometimes, I don’t have enough confidence in myself or believe that I can do my best.

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