Athlete Interview - Dequayvious Martin, Waterloo West HS

Athlete Interview
Dequayvious Martin, senior, Waterloo West HS
PR’s: 100m – 10.70, 200m – 22.55, LJ – 23'4.5”

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1.      When & how did you get started in track & field?

I started track as an 8th grader.  My teacher, Mr. Payton, ask me to come out.  He said I would be good in the sprints.

2.      Person/people most influential to your success in track & field?

My mom keeps me going; saying I’m doing good, I could run in college, and she wants to see me do that.

3.      Your favorite track & field event(s)?

Long jump, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and relays.

4.      Your track & field event coach(es)?

Matt MacKenzie

5.       Keys to your successful track & field training program?

Coming to practice, working hard, and getting my techniques down.

6.      Your favorite track & field meet(s)? 

Drake Relays, State Meet

7.      Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against?

Cedar Falls and Iowa City High

8.      Most memorable experience in track & field so far?

Dropping times in relays 4x200 1:28.73, 4x100 41.89, and 100m 10.70.

9.      Greatest accomplishment(s) in track & field so far?

Setting school records in two events; long jump - 23’4.5 and 4x100 relays - 41.89.

10. Goals for the 2013 track & field season?

Improving my skills and techniques, and getting a state title this year

11. If a senior, college/university you will attend, or schools you are considering?

Considering St. Ambrose, Iowa, Northwest Missouri State, and Wartburg.

      12.  Long-term goals in track & field? 

Staying health and getting better as the year goes on, and keep dropping my times.



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