Salute to Seniors: Dolan Pols (Brunswick HS)

When and how did you get into track and field?

I got into track and field this year through running cross country and realized I was terrible at hitting a baseball.

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

Felix Battle gave me some intense battles in xc and then in track competing Joesph Vela was something I looked forward to everyday.

What was your greatest accomplishment?

No question my greatest accomplishment was seeing my leadership and how I inspired my teammates through my dedication and work ethic. I'm also proud of having the number 1 kick in the state.

How has track and field impacted your life?

It has given me more drive and intensity then anything else I've ever done. I don't have natural speed or anything close to it so I'm order to have success I've had to work harder then most things in my life.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

Sprinting has been a very difficult obstacle to overcome I seem to lack speed in any distance shorter then a mile general.

How do you prepare for competitions?

Listen to our awful music selection and get dialed into goblin mode.

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

Hustling and lego collecting.

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

He's influenced my maturity a lot I feel like he pushed me to try and be a leader.

What are your college plans?

I'm taking a postgraduate year at Pomfret school then I'll take my talents to college.

What are your long term goals?

To become successful in whatever I do maybe one day be able to run a sub 60 400!

Who would you like to say thank you to?

A special thank you to all the Brunswick boys over the years and then shout out to my momma who's the goat.

What advice you would give to younger athletes?

Keep running fun. It's a grueling sport and it's important to surround yourself not just with teammates and running colleagues that push you, but also make you want to go to practice just to hang out with.