Salute To Seniors: Marvin Sims Jr. - Raines High School

The 2014-2015 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.

What was your most memorable race/moment?

My most memorable moment in track and field was when I qualified for the state track meet my first year running track.

Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

My biggest competition would have had to be my teammate Emonte Bracy because he used to always tell me he was coming for me just to make me do my absolute best.

What was your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment would have to be making it to the state championship my senior year and placing 5th overall.

If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

If I could do this all over again I would have started doing track my 9th grade year instead of my 11th grade year.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

The most difficult obstacles I've had to overcome were my ankle injuries throughout the season.

What will you miss the most?

I'm really going miss my team because we had a real bond and were a family that couldn't be broken.

What advice you would give to younger athletes?

The advice that I would give to younger athletes is that they need to have no fear when stepping onto the track and to stay focused and do the right thing. Don't get caught up in drama. Keep your mind right and put in the work to be successful.

What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?

The influence my coach has had on my performance is making me fearless when competing. The influence he has had on my overall life goals is that he has helped me get into college by molding me into a great athlete.

What are your college plans?

My college plans are to attend Florida Memorial University then transfer to another college based on my performance during the track and field season.

Who would you like to say thank you to?

I would like to say thank you to God first because he has blessed me so much in my life. I would also like to thank my mom and sister because they have been there for me through all the hard times and injuries through my highschool career. Lastly, I would like to thank my coaches for all the time they have invested in me.

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