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Q&A with Nathan Vermilion

By Isabel Peterson

WJHS Senior

Out of the numerous athletes at West Jessamine High School, I picked Nathan Vermilion as the athlete I wanted to interview because of his exemplary potential in his athletics.  

Vermilion is a senior and he runs cross country in the fall and track and field in the spring. 

He has a 4.0 GPA and an incredible work ethic.  I met with him recently and asked him some questions about his track and field career.

Q: How long have you been running track?

A: This is my fourth year running track.

Q: What is your favorite event?

A: Easily the 4×800 relay.

Q: Is there another event/events that you’ve always wanted to try but were never able to?

A: I think pole vault and high jump would be fun, but it would take time out of my running.

Q: Do you plan on running in college?

A: No ma’am.

Q: How do you balance your training and your schoolwork?

A: I practice as hard as I can everyday and sometimes it gets in the way of schoolwork. I am able to manage both fine.

Q: What are some of your goals this year?

A: My goals are to go to state and break 2:05 in the 800.

Q: How do you think the boy’s track team will do at regionals this year?

A: I think we are gonna win it!

Q:  What is your fondest memory of track and field?

A: Probably running my events at regionals because it was so competitive.

Q: Why did you decide to run track and field?

A: I ran cross country my freshman year but I didn’t like long distance as much, so I wanted to try shorter distance events.

Q: What’s your biggest challenge in running track?

A: Probably the back to back workouts because we don’t get many days off.

Nathan has faith his team will win the regional title.  “Region title and nothing less,” he said.