Salute to Seniors - Andrew Sholl (Scarborough HS)

Name: Andrew Sholl

School: Homeschool/Scarborough High School

What was your most memorable race?
 I think my most memorable race would be Festival of Champions this cross country season where I was able to come in 4th with a huge PR, and my team was able to get first place which was completely unexpected.

Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
Definitely Colin Tardiff. We've been running together for as long as I can remember. 

What was your greatest accomplishment?
 I would say going sub 2 in the 800 this outdoor season and setting the school record for that event at New England's.

If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
If I could change anything it would be the fact that I didn't physically grow until I was basically in my junior year. Being about 5 feet tall freshman year isn't the ideal situation for competing at a varsity level.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
Thankfully I was able to get through high school sports without a major injury. During my sophomore year I believe, I struggled with tendinitis in my knee which was at times painful and affected my training a little bit.

What will you miss the most?
The pack. Starting my junior year we had the most amazing group of guys including Colin Tardiff and Connor Doherty along with many other seniors my junior year. Many of the great memories came from off the race course, and it's sad that the last of the pack is gone.

What advice you would give to younger athletes?
Don't take anything lightly. Every workout, training run, and post run exercise matters and that's what will make you the best.

What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
Everything is mental, it doesn't just apply to running. If you put your mind to something and push away distractions that is how to accomplish a lot.

What are your college plans?
I'm going to Cedarville University in Ohio where I'm going to be studying Mechanical Engineering and also running cross country and track.

Who would you like to say thank you to?
Thanks to my parents for coming to almost every single one of my meets and for supporting me no matter how I perform. Also thank you to my teammates for all the wonderful memories we've made over the years.

Is there anything else you'd like to add? 
Triple crown

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