What is your favorite athletic memory as a Tatnall Hornet?
Sophomore year spring track state championships. We were not supposed to take home a trophy and through some insane act we ended up getting second. I will never forget running a lap with the team holding the trophy above us. It was an unforgettable experience that we are hoping to repeat this year, just with a first-place trophy instead.
What is the most important lesson playing sports at Tatnall taught you?
The most important lesson that Tatnall sports have taught me is the value of hard work. Track is the kind of sport where you can directly see the difference in competition based on the work you put in week over week. If you work hard, you run well.
What was the biggest difficulty you faced in your athletic career, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest difficulty I faced was getting two fractures on my right leg. This put me out of commission for a year since I didn't know and I ran on them. I would say I have overcome this obstacle because now I am not only healthy, I am running faster than before the injury.
If you could say one thing to younger Hornet athletes, what would it be?
I would say trust the coaches and don't push yourself to your breaking point. The coaches know what you can do so trust their decisions, they know better.
Who is a teammate or coach you would like to spotlight, and how did they help you as a Tatnall athlete?
A teammate that I would highlight is Napoleon Hernandez '20. Napoleon was my captain for freshman through junior year and he pushed me to be better every day. He was one of the fastest people in the state and chasing him in workouts is the reason I got to the point I am at.