Salute To Seniors: Wallace Swift - Edgewater High School

(Photo by Donald Lamb)

What was your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment would be setting the school record in the 100 meters.

If you could change anything about your running career what would you change?

If I could change something I would have trained year-round.

What were the biggest obstacles you had to overcome?

The biggest obstacle for me was not being able to practice and train on a proper track surface.

What will you miss the most?
I will miss all my teammates and friends from all the other schools I ran against.

What advice would you give the younger athletes?

I would say if you're really trying to be the best track and field athlete don't stop training. Know when it's time to practice and when it's time to play. Lastly, listen to your coaching staff. They know what they are talking about/

What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
I've been a very independent athlete in my later years of high school. My coach never really had to work with me on technical things, but when he saw something wrong he would definitely step in and help which I greatly appreciated.

What are your college plans?
I will be running track for the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University, and majoring in Sports Medicine!

Who would you like to say thank you to?
I would like to thank my parents for always being there for me, supporting me in every way imaginable, my coaching staff at Edgewater for making me who I am today, the training staff at Spectrum Sports Performance for helping me refine all my skills, and lastly I would like to thank the Nisbett family for ALL of their support and seeing something in me that many people had trouble seeing.

Is there anything you'd like to add?
I want to say that it's been a pleasure to have ran track and field in the great state of Florida. I wish all of my friends the best of luck with their college career.

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