I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year. Junior year rolls around and I am now starting both ways, still playing offensive and defensive line. We have a pretty stout team and we start off the year 3-0, but Mingo gave us some problems. We bounced back and won our last six games to go 9-1. We went into the playoffs ranked 4th in AA so we hosted 13th seeded Weir.
I was making good money and I loved everyone I worked with. I started softball in the fall which was off season but we still practiced four days a week. Since I was at school four days a week it was very hard for me to be at work. I started working less and less which was okay at first, then spring came around and we have softball practice in the middle of the day six days a week. I had to quit the best job I had ever had.
The student use to call me speedy every time we have recess outside or gym class everyone wanted me on their team because I was fast and quick. When we play football, I would just get the ball and run straight without being touch, or tackle by anyone that 's when I notice I can run track and compete with the older kids. My first time running track I was a bit nervous because I was racing against older kids. It was the 200-meter dash was my face race, I would close my eyes and wait for the gunshot to go. When I heard it that 's when I was running as fast as I can then notice I had the lead the whole way, that 's when I become a track star.
Our practices are at 5:00 in the morning every day. We had been running in fairly cool temperatures. Most cross country races start at 8:00-10:00 in the morning, but this race started at 12:30 in the afternoon. It was so hot; it was 97 degrees. I knew it was going to be miserable because even just standing outside, I was sweating profusely.
I had a unique beginning to organized running. I may be one of a very small handful of people that can claim that their first high school cross country practice was on the same day as their first high school cross country race. When I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to go to high school. Not for the academic opportunities, not for the social prospects, but to play sports. I loved all sports, especially baseball.
As I grew up my love for running grew. I even have ran five 5-K races, and plan on running more. Most of the ribbons I received was in track. The races I ran in track was the 4x8 and the 4x4, all long distance races. In the 4x8 we received first places ribbons, and with are 4x4 we received second place ribbons.
My primary position on the junior varsity team was quarterback. Although we had many outstanding athletes, our first season was far from successful; however, my eighth and ninth grade years, we went undefeated in football. In middle school, I continued my baseball career with the school; yet, my desire to be on the diamond shifted more towards football. Sports brought a glorious feeling into my life in middle school; on the other hand, not everything turned out the way I had expected, for a tragic event changed my life forever. Something horrendous occurred to my close friend, Payton Mitchell.
With this in mind, I joined the high school 's track team my freshman year for the indoor track season. Nothing could have prepared me for how rigorous the practices were. I suddenly felt extremely inferior and disappointed that I could not even make it through the warm ups let alone the actual practice. Team overall was very friendly but the upperclassmen
Andrew Lake is a track and cross country runner for Canton high school. He has ran competitively since seventh grade. it wasn’t until freshman year when he became more invested in the sport and soon after dedicating more time during sophomore year he became a varsity runner and continues to run to this day. Training to be a successful runner can be very rigorous. According to Lake “Training is really hard.
Where I attend school it 's a lot bigger and my school has an amazing running program. I run cross country and track, my passion is running and my goal is to run in college. I knew if I moved it would hard for me to be able to accomplish my goals , because the new school is small as little no running teams. After explaining all this to my mother we talked it over and we