Salute to Seniors: Jason Abbott

Before the class of 2020 makes their final farewells to high school cross country and track and field, we want to give everyone a chance to salute them one more time! FLRunners invites all seniors to tell their stories from the past four years.

Today we salute East River senior, Jason Abbott.

    What was your most memorable race/throw/jump/vault/moment?

    My most memorable race was when I raced against an old teammate from middle school in the final leg of the 4x4.

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

    My biggest competition over the four years was my own teammates on the relay teams so we could all improve upon each other and make each other stronger.

    What was your greatest accomplishment?

    My greatest accomplishment was when I made it to regionals in the open 800.

    Who would you consider your biggest role model over your four years competing?

    I would consider my biggest role model as my brother as he was the one I looked up too so I could continue to push my limits.

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

    If I could change something I honestly wouldn't change a thing because the experiences I've had during those times made me the person I am today.

    What will you miss the most?
    What I am going to miss the most is the bonds I made with the team and being able to see everyone grow and become better athletes.

    What advice would you give to younger athletes?
    My advice I would give to younger athletes is your main competition and the person who you should be comparing yourself to is themselves. You always want to improve yourself then you were.

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

    The influence my coach had on me was him knowing that I could always improve my time and knew I could get better.

    What are your post-high school or college plans?

    My post high school plans are to attend the United States Military Academy and serve my country.

    Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?

    I would like to say thank you to my friends and my families who stuck with me during the hard times and pushed me more than I could've pushed myself.

    Is there anything else you'd like to add?

    I would just like to add that track is a wonderful experience and that everyone should try out.