Player of the Week: Kate Hall

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Kate Hall brings a determination to the team that is more focused than many others.

“Her success on the track is due to her attention to details in practice, and that carries over to her teammates,” Lake Region track and field coach Dana Caron said. “I look forward to what Kate brings to the team in the years to come.”

Kate is the top sprinter and long jumper in Class B, and possibly the state. She broke school records in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump. The LR freshman also ran on the school record 4x400m relay team.

“When her teammates decided to run that 4x400m relay, Kate ran also despite her reluctance to run that distance,” LR Coach Mark Snow said.

Kate broke the state Class B record in the 100 meters this past Saturday.

“She is very focused every practice on improving her abilities in her events,” Coach Snow added. “Her work ethic has a positive influence on her team.”

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

Athlete: Kate Hall

Year in School: Freshman

Town: Casco

Parents: Eric and Jennifer Hall

School activities/sports: Track and field

Q. Why did you choose track and field? KH. I chose this sport because when I was younger my parents thought I should try something new. After the first practice, I was hooked because of the variety of events to choose from.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? KH. I wanted to win at least one state title, set a Class B state record, and do well in New Englands.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? KH. I enjoy setting personal records the most. It’s a good way to push myself to exceed and accomplish those goals.

Q. What do you like the least? KH. Getting injured. I’ve gotten injured several times during track and it’s the worst feeling not being able to do something you love.

Q. What makes you successful? KH. Hard work, my teammates pushing me in practice, and my coaches’ support.

Q. What would your dream moment be? KH. My dream moment would be winning an event at New Englands some day and going to Nationals.

Q. What has the sport taught you? KH. It has taught me that not only are other girls I run against at other schools my competitors, but they are also my friends. It’s also taught me that if you really put in the time and effort into something you love, you can be as good as you want to be.

Q. Who has inspired you? KH. My coaches, teammates and my competitors. My coaches because I can understand how hard it is to coach a team of both teenage girls and boys. My teammates because they help me run faster and work harder. My competitors because I have gotten to know many of them throughout the season and I can see how much they love this sport.

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