Senior Salute: Samuel Haynes of Carroll County

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Senior Salute to Carroll County's Samuel Haynes

Questions 1: What was your greatest moment while competing in high school? 

My greatest moment would be in 10th grade track in the 3200 was he first and only time I got all state but I was in the slow heat last lap I was about 5 seconds behind the two people in front and when we hit the bell lap the announcer said it's a two man race so that motivated me to push and I caught one of them but the other one got me on the last straight.

Question 2: What is your biggest regret (related to T&F in high school) or what would you have done differently and why?

I probably would have had better off seasons I was really motivated in season but in some off seasons I got really lazy I would run fast but I was running really low mileage.

Question 3: What will you miss the most about HS T&F/XC?

 I have a lot of friends in all over the state that I've ran against and I won't get to talk with them any more.

Question 4: What is some advice from incoming frosh and rising seniors on your high school team that you would like to share with them?

Freshmen, listen to coach and work as hard as you can and you will be successful, and for the rising seniors, don't take this year for granted, go out with a boom and don't get lazy.

Question 5: What was the hardest workout you did your entire high school career? Did you like it or did you dread it?

Probably during pre season in track did a VO2 max workout of 8x800 and I did between 2:23-2:28 and I really liked it, I like doing hard speed work and seeing my improvement because it gives me confidence come race day. 

Question 6: How did you make track/XC a very individual sport into more of a team sport?

I tried bonding with the team and at practice when we was running loops I only tried to encourage them to keep up the work, one thing I found out is Xc and track is a lot more fun when the team does good and not just one person, getting a team trophy beats the feeling of medaling any day.

Question 7: Finally, what are your college plans? Will you be competing in college, where? What do you plan on studying? What do you have as career plans? 

I'm going to Concord University to run Xc and track. I plan on studying athletic training. Im hoping I can be the trainer for a college or sports team.