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D6 Athlete of the Week - Nick Thomas

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"Nick has been a team leader and an example of how time and dedication put into a program pays off."

- Athletic Director Ryan Wehrman

 

Student Name: Nick ThomasNick Thomas

School: University High School

Grade Level: Senior

Sport(s): Cross Country and Track

Position(s): Distance Runner

Stats: 5K Time - 16:34.00; 1600m - 4:38.00


 

What are some of your most memorable athletic accomplishments? 

Breaking 17 minutes in the 5k, a 6th place finish at State track in the 4x800m Relay, and qualifying in the 1600m for track (got the last spot out of qualifiers). 

 

What are your goals for this upcoming season? 

Get the 5k school record (16:26) and help the boys cross country team to a state championship. 

 

What is one lesson you have learned from playing high school sports?

I have grown really close to my team. They taught me how to compete with no expectations. 

 

What is on your Pre-Race Music Playlist?

Any song good for singing with teammates on the bus rides, typically 70's and 80's rock. 

 

What is your go-to Pre-Race food?

Bagel with strawberry cream cheese and an apple or banana. 

 

Last show you binge-watched on Netflix?

Either Stranger Things or Family Guy.