Player of the Week: Matthew Mayo

Matthew Mayo

Lake Region track & field coach Mark Snow will tell you that Matthew Mayo is the most improved distance runner this season.

“He has the most PRs (personal records) on the team. Matthew has been a reliable member of the successful 4x800 meter relay team,” Coach Snow said. “Most importantly, he raises everyone’s spirit during practices and is extremely encouraging during meets.”

In recognition of his hard work, dedication and commitment to his team, Matthew has been selected by the Lake Region Athletic Boosters as the Hancock Lumber Player of the Week.

Athletes selected for this honor receive a specially-designed t-shirt donated by Hancock Lumber.

The Mayo File

Athlete: Matthew Mayo

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Bridgton

Parents: Amy and John Mayo

Sports you play: Soccer, basketball, track & field

School organizations: Band, Chorus, theater musicals, Varsity Club

School honors: National Honor Society

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I chose to run track to mainly stay in shape, but to also bond with many friends that I normally do not get to talk to and hang out with.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? The most difficult part of running in track isn’t running, but overcoming the mental obstacles to start and finish a race no matter the distance.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? While it’s important to contribute to the team, our coaches emphasize personal improvement. I enjoy challenging myself to get better.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? I feel I need to work on staying and getting in better shape in order to achieve personal and team goals.

Why is teamwork important? Even though track is seen as an individual sport, teammates help push and encourage you to do your best, which overall helps the team as a whole.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? All of my coaches have set high expectations for me, which has helped me achieve academically and has helped me become an overall better athlete and person.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want to be viewed as a hardworking and positive athlete, who is always ready to help teammates and coaches alike.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Besides the long and hard practices and the occasional goof-ups I’ve had, I will most of all remember the many friends and memories I have made as a Lake Region athlete.

 

 

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