Player of the Week: Hannah Perkins

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Hannah Perkins has a way of energizing her indoor track teammates.

“Hannah is very vocal at practices.  The team feeds off her energy. She knows all of our drills and is great at demonstrating them for the new team members,” Lake Region varsity indoor track & field coach Mark Snow said. “Hannah also performs well in the classroom and on the track. She works hard and gets good grades. She has school records for the indoor and outdoor season.”

This year, Hannah will be experimenting more with the 800 meters.

“She was only a second or two off the indoor school record.  It will be interesting to see how she does with it this season,” Coach Snow said.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Hannah 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 Perkins File

Name: Hannah Perkins

Year in School: Junior

Town: Sebago

Parents: Carolynn Taylor and Dan Perkins

School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer, track & field, Math Team

Q. Why did you choose indoor track? HP. I chose this sport because I love running and staying fit.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? HP. I hope to break my previous records and hopefully take the 800-meter record!

Q. What do you enjoy the most? HP. I love the indoor team. There’s just something about indoor track that makes everyone so close. I also love the pride in doing well in an individual event.

Q. What do you like the least? HP. The stress! Track is such an individual sport that you don’t have anyone helping you. You determine how well you do.

Q. What makes you successful? HP. Working hard, being focused and having a positive attitude.

Q. What would your dream moment be? HP. Winning a state title in my event or placing in the Junior Olympics, which I compete in during the summer.

Q. What has indoor track taught you? HP. This sport has taught me to be confident in myself, to work hard, and that you can do anything you put your heart to.

Q. Who has inspired you? HP. My parents inspire me. They’ve always worked hard, which has led me to do the same.

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