State Champion Sound-Off: Sam Barth, Newport Central Catholic


State Champion Sound-Off

Did you win a state championship this past weekend?  There were a lot of you out there and was able to interview a few but could not get anywhere near them all.  Now this is your chance as is doing a "State Champion Sound-Off."  Take the questions below, answer them, and email them to 


Sam Barth was the winner of the Class A 800m Run with a new best time of 1:58.20.


Personal Bests

400 Meter Dash52.04

800 Meter Run1:58.20


1) What event did you win?

SB: Class A 800m Run


2) What kind of strategy did you have going into your event?

SB: Get out to the front quickly!


3) If this was your first state championship, what kind of emotions and thoughts did you have immediately after winning?  If this was another state championship for you joining others, how does this one compare to the prior one?

SB: I was so happy.  I didn't think it was possible. I couldn't believe it.


4) Did you do anything different when it came to your training this season?

SB: I trained harder for my senior year.


5) Besides winning state, what was another highlight of your season?

SB: Breaking my school record in the 800m Run at state and winning every 4x400m Relay except two, one being at state.