Player of the Week: Kate Hall

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Kate Hall

Kate Hall has put in more time toward her sport outside of practice than any athlete Coach Mark Snow has coached.

“Her dedication to her weight training, sprinting, and jumping has produced 13 state titles and two New England titles in the past two years,” Coach Snow said.

Kate’s top efforts this season rank her second in the United States in the long jump, fourth in the nation in the 55 meters, and #14 in the country in the 200 meters.  She is ranked #1 in New England in those three events.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kate 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 Hall File

Name: Kate Hall

Year in School: Junior

Town: Casco

Parents: Eric and Jennifer Hall

Sports you play: Track & Field

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? KH. “Keep your eyes open and be careful who you take advice from,” — Coach.  Also to take things “one meet at a time and concentrate on the present,” — my dad.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? KH. My family, friends, teammates and coaches.  They are always so supportive, helpful and show a genuine interest in how I’m doing.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…. KH. I know I’m having a good sports day when I’m well rested and excited to run, whether it’s in a meet or just a practice.

Q. What is your favorite sport? KH. Track and field, because of how friendly the track atmosphere is; other competitors and coaches are supportive and helpful.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… KH.  I wish I could make more time to help my teammates with their running, and also to help other kids improve from around Maine, as well.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? KH. Teammates who are willing to put in the effort to improve.  Every person on my team shows this by working hard at practices.

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? KH. A good coach in my eyes is a coach who is not only supportive, but also makes a point to make practices fun and enjoyable. Also, someone who will do whatever he or she can do to help their athletes improve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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