Player of the Week: Tim Holbrook

Tim Holbrook

Tim Holbrook

Tim Holbrook may be just a freshman, but his cross-country coaches have already taken notice of his hard work and determination.

“I nominated Tim (for Player of the Week) because he is such a hard worker in practice and at the meets. 100% all the time. Tim will not win many races this year, but he has won the true respect of Coach Peterson and myself with his work ethic,” Lake Region cross-country Coach Dan Dors said. “Tim strives for individual and team improvement. Tim is someone who we can always count on to be at practice and to do what is asked of him. Tim is respected by his teammates, and he is a reliable person and a pleasure to coach.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tim 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 Holbrook File

Name: Timothy Holbrook

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Casco

Parents: Joshua Holbrook and Candi Nichols

Sports you play: Cross country and track & field

Why did you choose to play this sport?

TH. I always had an interest for running and when I found out there was a sport for it in sixth grade, I tried it out and continued every since.

What is the most difficult part of cross country?

TH. Continuing when you really want to stop and just trying to pass one last person at the end when you just go any farther.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport?

TH. My friends who support each other along the way.

What do you feel you need to work on and why?

TH. I feel like I need to work on my breathing the most because when I’m running for a while my breathing slows me down.

Why is teamwork important?

TH. Teamwork is important because the sport is like a building and if one of the supports is taken out it makes it a lot harder to continue holding the structure.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you?

TH. For helping me when I’m in pain and helping me understand what I can gain.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete?

TH. As someone who is committed to finish.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most?

TH. My friends because I might remember the feeling to finish, but it’s the relationships you carry for years that really matter.

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