Q&A with Nathan Vermilion
By Isabel Peterson
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.
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