Senior Send-Off: Adam Sandidge, LaRue County


Adam Sandidge - Larue County, Class of 2014. Hodgenville, KY

Personal Bests

  • 1,600 Meter Run 4:25.29
  • 3,200 Meter Run 9:34.57
  • 5,000 Meter Run 16:21.08
  • 800 Meter Run 2:00.57


What was your most memorable meet or race?
My most memorable race would have to be the 1600 in this year's state track meet. I got third place and broke my schools 1600 meter record and that would definitely have to be the highlight of my track career
Out of all your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most?
 Breaking all of my schools distance records this season in track. (800, 1600, 3200) It was a dream of mine to re-write my schools record books from the very first time I ran track my freshman year and to actually do it gives me a great feeling of accomplishment.
If you could do it all over again, is there anything you would change?
If I could do it all over, I would have worked harder my freshman and sophomore year because I didn't really start running the times I wanted until late into my junior year so definitely working harder earlier in my high school career would have to be the one thing I would change. 
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle I had to overcome was coming back from a stress fracture which made me miss conference, region and state my junior year of track, it was really hard to come back from sitting out a month and a half but I had a great support system in my family and coaches that I worked my self back and ran better than I ever had before. 
What will you miss the most?
 I will miss running for Larue County High School the most, I've had a blast running for LC and I wouldn't trade it for anything and I will definitely miss Coach Phelps, Coach Mitchell & Coach Tucker. They have been nothing less than great these past four years.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
 Always work hard and never give up on yourself, bad races and unexpected obstacles will come up throughout your running career but how you push through them will show who you really are. 
What are your college/career plans?
 I will be attending Campbellsville University to run track and cross country. 
Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my parents for being an outstanding support system through the years, I would be where I am today without them. I would also like to thank my cross country coach, Coach Phelps, and my track coach, Coach Tucker. They have never been anything less than outstanding and I could never thank them enough. Lastly I'd like to thank coach Mitchell, he has been my biggest critic ever since I started running in 5th grade but he's also been my biggest fan and he never gave up on my and never stopped pushing me to be the best I could be, for that I am forever grateful.