The Maroon

Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

Tristin+Sanders%2C+popular+and+commercial+music+sophomore%2C+has+been+doubling+as+an+athlete+and+singer+since+her+high+school+years.+She+took+on+sprinting+with+the+track+team++to+excel+at+her+singing+and+has+juggled+being+a+performer+and+a+student-athlete+ever+since+she+was+a+part+of+the+Wolf+Pack.+Photo+credit%3A+Jacob+Meyer
Tristin Sanders, popular and commercial music sophomore, has been doubling as an athlete and singer since her high school years. She took on sprinting with the track team  to excel at her singing and has juggled being a performer and a student-athlete ever since she was a part of the Wolf Pack. Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

Tristin Sanders, popular and commercial music sophomore, has been doubling as an athlete and singer since her high school years. She took on sprinting with the track team to excel at her singing and has juggled being a performer and a student-athlete ever since she was a part of the Wolf Pack. Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

Jacob Meyer

Jacob Meyer

Tristin Sanders, popular and commercial music sophomore, has been doubling as an athlete and singer since her high school years. She took on sprinting with the track team to excel at her singing and has juggled being a performer and a student-athlete ever since she was a part of the Wolf Pack. Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

Will Ingram

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






 

For one Loyola student, her life combines the flashing lights of a concert stage with the floodlights of a track field.

With talent in the 800 meter run and with a microphone in her hand, Tristin Sanders is a popular and commercial music sophomore that truly lives a double life of a singer and athlete.

However, when looking at her past, Sanders has done more singing than sprinting.

“I don’t entirely remember when I started singing,” Sanders said. “It’s something that I’ve always done. I can’t put an exact moment on it.”

However, Sanders does remember how and when she started her track career. Sanders first started running sprints and distance races at Coronado High School in order to help boost her singing talent.

“I got started with track in high school, and I first joined the cross-country and track teams as a reason to try to expand my lungs and gain more breath support for performing,” she said.

Sanders’s competitive spirit and drive to succeed has led her to lead a double life, one where she is a hopeful musical talent and a Loyola track sensation. A full schedule of workouts and rehearsals have not phased her.

“It’s a challenge to balance both, but it’s something I’ve never really thought about,” Sanders said. “It’s just something I’ve gotten used to like a normal schedule. I feel like if something is important enough you’re going to find ways to make it work.”

Sanders also said that it does not take much to motivate her to practice both running and performing because of how much love she has for both crafts.

“I’m motivated to perfect my talents purely for the love of it,” Sanders said. “I absolutely love singing and performing. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush. And running is something I’ve always felt competitive in, and I’ll always want to do well in.”

Sanders said that her sport gives her the ability to stay structured and motivated. It also helps her expand her energy throughout the day.

Sanders said the energy she gets is much needed as she can be seen performing the national anthem at the Pelicans games, singing in the Satchamo’s lounge in the Danna Center or making videos of her performances on her Twitter account.

Although Sanders has learned to juggle both lives, she still has a preference for her fist talent.

“Music is much more creative and allows me to have my own expression to add into it,” she said.

01-01393.JPG

Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

02-01397.JPG

Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

04-01463.JPG

Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

03-01415.JPG

Photo credit: Jacob Meyer

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Contributors
Will Ingram, Wolf Pack Wrap Up Producer
Will Ingram is a Mass Communications sophomore.  He is excited to be the wolf pack wrap up producer this semester. Previously her has worked as the assistant sports editor, and various roles within the Maroon Minute.  In his free time, Will enjoys playing golf. Contact: [email protected]
Jacob Meyer, Content Producer
Jacob  is a Junior at Loyola as a Digital Filmmaking Major.  He serves as the Content Producer at the Maroon, in which he serves as a liason between the Photography Desk and the Newsroom, Maroon Minute, and Social Media of The Maroon, and is afforded significant creative and artistic direction for new photography training and...
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Editorial

    Editorial: For a greater Loyola

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    City

    Tenants sue in discrimination lawsuit

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Sports

    Athletes come from all four corners of the map

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Academic

    SGA town hall brings attention to student issues

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    News

    Loyola students exercise free speech through giant graffitied beach ball

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Life & Times

    Andrew Harper is bugging about his senior thesis

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Finance

    Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship receives a $1.5 million donation

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Arts

    Gallery: These Shining Lives undergoes tech week

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Administration

    Tetlow announces balanced budget for fiscal year 2019

  • Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage

    Food

    Top five dates that don’t break the bank

Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Tristin Sanders is a star on the track and on the stage