Athletes to Watch

By: Cristina Cimato

Lucas Nolasco

Junior

Height: 5’10

Event: Mile and Two Mile run

Goal: To have a four minute and 20 second run time for the mile and a ten minute run time for the two mile.

When and what made you decide to join the track team?

I joined track in eighth grade because I saw all of my friends try out. I also wanted to stop playing soccer, and I decided I could put my focus onto the track team.

What is your favorite part about the sport and the race?

My favorite part of track is definitely my teammates. I would not be able to run without their great support. My favorite part of the race would have to be finishing it.

Do you have a pre-race ritual or routine? If so, what is it?

Yes. Before every race our team has a very long chant but it hypes the team up and gets us ready to exert all our energy.

What or who keeps you motivated?

My teammates always keep me motivated, as they are always pushing themselves to be faster. Their motivation and determination is almost contagious.

What do you believe is your biggest accomplishment from this?

My biggest accomplishment would have to be qualifying for the Junior Olympics. This was extremely important because it was my most exclusive competition that I’ve competed in.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email