Player of the Week: Nick Peterson – The Bridgton News

As a senior, Nick Peterson knows what it takes to besuccessful in indoor track & field. And, he is willing to share thatknowledge to help his fellow Lakers find success.

Nick met the qualifying mark in the long jump and triplejump last year so we are confident he will be a strong performer this year,Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. More rewardingly for us has been hisleadership and help at practice. He often looks out for what is needed for asuccessful practice and is supportive of his teammates.

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination,commitment and good sportsmanship, Nick is this weeks Boosters and HancockLumber Player of the Week. Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized forhis/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability andacademic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt,sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Name: Nick Peterson

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Naples

Parents: Kathie and Everett Peterson

Sports you play: Indoor track & field, baseball

School organizations: ASTRA, National Honor Society

School honors: National Honor Society

Q. Why did you choose to compete in indoor track &field? To be with friends and because I love competing.

Q. What is the most difficult part of track & field? Ifeel like the most difficult part for me is making sure not to think too much.

Q. What do you enjoy the most about the sport? I think whatdraws me to track the most is that youre competing against yourself more thananyone else. I only focus on beating my own personal records and times. Its alot of fun to just focus on improving yourself.

Q. What do you feel you need to work on and why? I need towork to continue improving every day.

Q. Why is teamwork important? Even though we competeseparately, its always important to help out your teammates whether it isholding their (starting) blocks or just giving advice.

Q. What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had onyou? Coach Snow absolutely loves the sport and shows that by trying to watchand help out with everyones events. When I am competing in long jump, healways tries his best to watch all of my jumps and give me advice throughout.He showed me that just being there to support and have confidence in someonegoes a long way.

Q. How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I wantto be viewed as someone who always tries their best and enjoys what they do.Q. Ten years from now, when you look back onyour high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Iwill remember all the friendships that I formed

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