Salute to Seniors: Noah Batoosingh (Scarborough HS)

When and how did you get into track and field?

I got into track and field in 5th grade for a summer program that my older brother Ben made me do. I thought it was going to be stupid at first, but I knew that one of my best friends Jayden Flaker was already in it, so I thought I would give it a try.

Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

My biggest competition of my 4 years of high school track, would be myself. Because track and field isn't about worrying what other people are going to run, jump, or throw in their event, it's about what you can do to improve your own time or distance to make yourself better.

What was your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment in my track and field career was going 6 for 6 in states championships for with my team at Scarborough High. Winning a state championship in any sport is probably one of the hardest things to do in the sport; and the fact that our team created a consistent dominance for 4 years straight, to win a state title 4 years in a row, that is my greatest accomplishment in track and field.

How has track and field impacted your life?

Track and field has impacted my life by teaching me patience, discipline, and integrity.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

The most difficult obstacle I had to overcome in this sport adversity and grit. I say this because, no other sport in my opinion pushes you to limits that you've never reached before.

How do you prepare for competitions?

I always try to get a good night sleep, and eat a good breakfast. Then at the meet I make sure to drink lots of water throughout the meet. I also always wear a lucky sock that my brother wore during all of his high school track meets.

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of track and field?

I love to play video games and hang out with my friends.

What influence has your coach had on your high school career?

I was so lucky my 4 years of high school to have the coach that I had. He pushed me and my teammates to reach our goals in this sport, and was beyond lucky to have a coach who cared so much to want me to motivate me to keep doing this sport.

What are your college plans?

I am attending Saint Joseph's college of Maine in Standish, to major in Nursing and run on the track and field team.

What are your long term goals?

My long term goals in life are to attain a bachelors degree in nursing and become a registered nurse. I also would love to travel the world and go to places I've always wanted to go, like Egypt, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, and Denmark where my cousins live.

Who would you like to say thank you to?

I would like to say thank you to my family for supporting me through my whole track career. My friends for also supporting me, and making this sometimes grueling sport enjoyable. And my coaches for pushing me to reach my goals, and creating the athlete I am today.

What advice you would give to younger athletes?

The one piece of advice I give to younger track and field athletes, is that it doesn't matter what your other competitors run, jump, or throw next to you. The only thing that matters you, and what you can control and the goals that you need to reach to better yourself.