Player of the Week: Ben Roy

Ben Roy

Ben Roy

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Ben Roy is an unheralded athlete who competes mainly in two diverse events during the indoor track & field season.

The shot put requires explosive power and distance running uses aerobic capacity and patience. Ben set personal records several times this season including a jaw-dropping 800-meter PR by 6 seconds at the conference championship.

“He is well-liked by his peers and coaches and he is very supportive of his teammates,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said.

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Ben is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Roy File

Name: Ben Roy

Year in School: Junior

Town: Naples

Parents: Glen and Joanne Roy

School Activities/Sports: Math Team, cross-country, indoor track, lacrosse.

Q. Why did you choose indoor track? BR. To stay in shape for lacrosse in the spring.

Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? BR. Have personal records in the shot put and the 800-meter run.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? BR. The team.

Q. What do you like the least? BR. Running outside for practice in below freezing temperatures.

Q. What makes you successful? BR. Always striving to do better in every meet I attend.

Q. What would your dream moment be? BR. My dream moment would be making States and winning the 800-meter run.

Q. What has indoor track taught you? BR. Hard work at practices pays off at game time.

Q. Who has inspired you? BR. Usain Bolt because he has proved that you can get famous by running.

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