Was your most memorable race/moment?
I would have to say the Gorham race this past cross country season. It was the best race everyone on our team had and left many fond memories.
Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
Bonny Eagle has had some phenomenal runners over the years and it has been awesome to run head-to-head against them. They've also become great friends over the years!
What was your greatest accomplishment?
The Indoor Track State Championship where I came the closest to my goal of 11:15, and our 4x800 relay team significantly improved the overall time.
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
I would have started Outdoor Track freshman year. I had played lacrosse all through middle school and continued until junior year. I began Outdoor Track then, but felt I spent the entire season learning the basics.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
My biggest obstacle was myself. I had a lot of doubts and mental weakness that kept me from achieving my goals. This year, with the help of my coaches, I overcame it, and I have noticed a big difference since.
What will you miss the most?
I will miss my coaches and teammates that I have grown so close to in my past four years. I will also miss the many friends I've made on other teams throughout the journey.
What advice you would give to younger athletes?
Always try your best no matter what the circumstances. Be in the moment every step you take and don't hold back. David Millman says in the movie Peaceful Warrior, "There are no ordinary moments." Go out and try something you've never tried before, you never know what may happen. Most importantly though, always believe in yourself no matter what.
What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
My coaches have spent countless hours helping me achieve my goals and to always dream big. They have also helped me to develop a new appreciation and passion for running.
What are your college plans?
I am attending Stonehill College where I plan to major in Psychology and run Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track.
Who would you like to say thank you to?
I would like to say thank you to my coaches for their time and effort turning me into the athlete I have become. I would also like to thank my family for their endless support and to all the other supporters who have helped me through my four years. An additional thanks to my training buddies on the team as well as Will, Ryan and Spencer.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Always remember to have fun. Run because you love to run, not because your bad at every other sport or your parents made you. It makes that 10 mile run through hilly New Hampshire that much more enjoyable.