Player of the Week: Emily Colson

Emily Colson

Emily Colson has been a consistent scorer in the 400 meters and triple jump as a member of the Lake Region varsity indoor track & field team, yet her bigger contribution to the squad this year has been her leadership and tutelage of the younger Lakers.

“Emily has led the sprint and jump group during practice drills, taught and advised jumpers of their technique, and helped numerous teammates with the logistics of a track and field meet,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Emily 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 Colson File

Name: Emily Colson

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Casco

Parents: Audrey Langley and Nate Colson

Sports you play: Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field and Outdoor Track & Field

School organizations — Band, Astra, Art Club, National Honor Society, Student Cabinet

School honors — Varsity Club, District Band, Class President, three-season varsity athlete

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I did track camp when I was little and fell in love with the sport.

What is the most difficult part of the meet? The mental aspect. You train all week for an event that you have one chance not to mess up.

What do you enjoy the most about track & field? Improving! When I get a PR (personal record), it’s a good meet.

What do you feel you need to work on? Not letting things get to me. If I mess up, I can’t stop thinking about it and it ruins other events.

Why is teamwork important? Being a part of a team is all about support. If you aren’t competing, you are cheering for your team and giving them motivation.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? They have taught me not to get down on myself and always know what to say to motivate me. I wouldn’t make States without them.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want to be someone that younger athletes can look up to and come to for advice and encouragement.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will remember all of my accomplishments, school records, and States. But, what will stick with me the most is how track has introduced me to so many friends and has created a second family filled with support.

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