Salute To Seniors: Jordan Wheeler (Grantsville)

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

My most memorable race was during cross country when I was struggling to keep running. I felt like I wanted to give up and just forfeit my spot in the race. This kid from another team ran past me and was like come with me you got this. If I can do this you can. I'm not leaving you. That made me want to go. I barely beat him at the end of the race. After we were out of the finish shoot I went over and said thank you. He said if it wasn't for you I would not of made it either. I will never forget that because it was a time where it didn't matter what team we were on we were in that race together.

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

My biggest competition over the years would have to be Morgan High School. They have very athletic runners, but they are super nice and supportive.

What was your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment would have to be running varsity for three years of cross country. The only reason I stayed on there was because of the hard work I put in. I knew after my last cross country race that I was qualified to be apart of the varsity team.

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

If I could do it all over again I would run cross country my freshman year because I didn't and I have regretted ever since then.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

The most difficult thing that I had to overcome was balancing my schedules with marching band and cross country at the same time. I had to put in extra work for both of them to be able to achieve success.

What will you miss the most?

I will miss my team and being able to push myself. There is no where else that you can push yourself like that besides running. I will keep running just not in cross country races.

What advice would you give to younger athletes?

My advice would be to keep running and keep pushing yourself. Your goals might not happen now, but eventually they will be achieved.

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

My coach has been the reason I am who I am today. He has pushed me and never given up on me. Even when I did not do cross country freshman year he pushed me.

What are your college plans?

I plan to attend Weber State University in the fall of 2022.

Who would you like to say thank you to?

I would like to say thank you to my coach, my team, and my family for always believing that I could cross that finish line every time I raced and even in life.