Player of the Week: Julia Murch

Julia Murch

Julia Murch is one of the most supportive and dependable members of the Lake Region indoor track & field team, according to Coach Mark Snow.

“Julia was our top junior division sprinter last season. She was joined this year by several new sprinting team members. Julia’s role on the relays changed several times and she remained very focused at practices,” Coach Snow said. “She set personal records in each of the last four meets, culminating with one in the 4x200 relay at the state championships.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Julia 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 Murch File

Name: Julia Murch

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Bridgton

Parent: Lena Murch

Sports you play: Field hockey, indoor track & field, softball

School organizations: Student Council, METS

Why did you choose to compete in indoor track & field? I chose this sport to stay active and to learn proper sprinting mechanics.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? I think the most difficult part for me is not worrying about beating other competitors, but focusing on beating my own personal record instead.

What do you enjoy the most about track & field? I enjoy the people and the environment. I also enjoy sprinting, which indoor track made me realize.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I feel there is a lot I can improve on: running form, which then can help improve speed. I also feel I could work on having more confidence.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is very important because throughout the whole season, we have to work together. Feeling supported is crucial, and that’s something teammates can do.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coaches have taught me to always try my best and to never give up. That is something I will use for everything, whether it be sports or school.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want people to view me as motivated, and that I’m always willing to put forth my best effort.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? When I look back 10 years from now, I’m going to remember choosing to do indoor track, which was not a sport I was planning on playing coming into high school. I’ll remember the impact of learning how to run properly, and also how trying new things can lead to some great and unexpected things.

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