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Senior Conor Wells competes in the 55 meter dash at Liberty University in 2018.

Conor Wells

Q: Describe your favorite memory/moment in the sport.

A: “I think my favorite memory so far was seeing David run his way to nationals, but also, watching him and the 4×8 [relay] team last year was electric.”

Q: What is your biggest takeaway that you have learned playing this sport?

A: “I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is perspective, just realizing how many kids enjoy this sport as much as I do.”

Q: Describe a challenge you overcame in your sport and how you moved on.

A: “My biggest challenge was definitely when I pulled my hamstring sophomore year. It caused me to miss the whole season. I haven’t really been able to move on though because my junior season got canceled, and it looks like my senior season will be canceled too.”

Q: How has your experience in your sport contributed to who you are now?

A: “Being around guys on the track and football team has definitely given me inspiration to stay in shape and be my best self.”

Q: When you first started playing the sport was there a senior you looked up to? If so, who and why?

A: “There weren’t really any seniors that I looked up to, but there were plenty from the class of 2020. Tucker [McGrath] and Jaylin [Beauzieux] both had a big influence on me because they were always there when I needed help.”

Freshman Conor Wells takes the lead in the boys 100 meter dash at an outdoor track meet in 2018. (Ellie Hammond)

Q: Do you wish to continue playing in college?

A: “I’ve definitely given thought to continuing in college, but I’m not talented enough. I’ll be content to focus on continuing my education.”

Q: What was your first thought when you found out your season was cancelled?

A: “At first, it didn’t really feel real, but I also thought that it wasn’t going to last for very long.”

Q: If your season wasn’t cancelled, what were you looking forward to?

A: “Yeah, I was definitely looking forward to the outdoor season because I knew we had a chance to qualify for Nationals in the sprint medley relay.”

Q: During the season, how did you stay motivated?

A: “I stayed motivated because of my teammates; David and Tucker and all those boys really pushed me.”

Q: What do you believe you brought to the team?

A: “I didn’t bring all that much, but I think I helped bring out the best in people.”

Q: If you were to give any advice to any underclassmen doing track, what would it be?

A: “My advice to underclassmen would be to make the most [out] of all the time you’re given with the people you love. A high school team is only four years of your life, but it can have a huge impact on your high school career.”

Q: What are your plans for next year?

A: “So as of right now, I’m not really sure. I’m waiting on decisions from University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and University of Colorado Boulder. I’m also considering Blue Ridge Community College.”

Q: Why did you start track?

A: “I started track because back in middle school basically everyone was doing it. I didn’t really want to miss out, so I just went for it. It wasn’t until I hit puberty in eighth grade that I actually realized that I was able to compete in sprints.”

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