On Westview's team, the races always begin like this: And all the runners chant, really loud, "HARD WORK, PAYS OFF", several times. It's gets them all pumped and ready to run. (It actually gets me pretty pumped, too!)
Coach Colson is an amazing coach and we are grateful for our association with him for the past four years.
But, for Derek, running has been mostly a lonely sport. He picks his pace...and simply runs. The pack is usually pretty far ahead, but that doesn't bother him, he just runs.
We're pretty darn proud of him sticking with it and running all four years of high school. He is a dedicated young man.