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Q&A with Track and Field Athlete, Freshman Wyatt Sullivan

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Would you mind explaining how the season’s going so far?

It’s going really good. I’m running 1500 and doing pole vault. I’m varsity distance and JV pole vault. 

What’s been challenging about the sport?

Keeping up with pole vault and balancing it between the two coaches and not being really frustrated about failing in pole vault.

How do you overcome that fear of failure?

Just knowing that you can try again. It’s really just practicing, and if I don’t practice, I won’t succeed. 

When did you start doing track and field?

I started in eighth grade. [That] was my first full season.

What do you hope happens this season?

I just hope to break my own records and just get better as an athlete. 

What are those records?

Last year, I only got like a 5:48 [for a] 1500. And I didn’t really do much other distance. So I just want to beat that more and try to get under four minutes or under five minutes. 

Are there other track activities that you’re interested in?

I might. I would have done sprints, but I feel like distance and pole vault is already quite a bit. 

How have you had to adapt during the season?

I had to find out how to deal with shin splints and just making sure I get more than enough sleep every night.

Would you mind explaining the atmosphere of track?

It’s super friendly. And it feels like everybody’s super supportive and nobody’s ever been rude at all. So, it’s super awesome. And fun.

 

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Ming is a fourth-year staff member and current editor-in-chief. To him, journalism is a way to use his inner curiosity in a way that impacts the student body of WAHS, believing that democracy depends on journalists of all levels in society. However, in his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and his pets.
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