Player of the Week: Meghan Boos

Meghan Boos

Meghan Boos

Meghan Boos is on the cusp of qualifying for the Class B State Track & Field Meet in her events (.36 seconds in the hurdles and nine inches in the triple jump).

“Meghan is dedicated to improving in the hurdles and jumps at every practice. She is supportive of her teammates and opponents,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “She often helps the coaches by leading a workout group or helping pick up after a practice. She is a positive role model for the younger team members. We our honored to have her on our indoor and outdoor track and field teams.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Meghan 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 Boos File

Athlete: Meghan Boos

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Todd and Laurie Boos

Sports you play: Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field and soccer

School organizations: Varsity Club, Student Council, National Honor Society.

School honors: Honor Roll

Why did you choose to compete in track & field? I chose to do track because I love being a part of such a great team and while competing with others you are able to work on improving your own abilities.

What is the most difficult part of track & field? The most difficult part about track and field is beating your own personal records. Once you get a PR, all you can think about is how you can train to run faster or jump a little higher for the new meet.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? My favorite part about track is my teammates. My teammates push me to become a better competitor and are there to encourage me after each race.

What do you feel you need to work on? Right now, I need to work on hurdles and the triple jump. I am 0.4 seconds away from States in hurdles and a little less than a foot away from the triple jump.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is still very important in a sport like track. You need the support and the encouragement from your teammates to help you excel in your events.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coaches push me to be a better athlete every day. Coach Dors has helped me so much with hurdles and Coach Snow and Coach Caron have taught me many skills to become a better track and field athlete.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I want to be known as an athlete who tries her best. I also want to be known for my good sportsmanship toward both the competing teams and my own team.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? In 10 years, I will remember the fun I had with my teammates and all of our team’s accomplishments.

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