Senior Sendoff: Spencer Carman - Lexington Catholic

Athlete Name: Spencer Carman

School: Lexington Catholic

What was your most memorable meet and why?

My most memorable meet was the Class AA Region 4 Championships my sophomore year in track. It was the most nervous I had ever been leading up to a race and it was really special for me to beat some really good seniors and win both the 1600m and 3200m in the same day. 

Where did you face your biggest competition?

My biggest competition was at the Dream Mile this year. It was exciting getting to race the best runners in the state at one of the coolest meets that Kentucky has.

Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most and why?

My proudest accomplishment was winning state in the 1600m this year. Winning state has always been a huge goal of mine and getting to achieve that was one of the best feelings an athlete can have. 

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

There really isn't much I'd change, I'm happy with how my running career has gone so far. 

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

My most difficult obstacle to overcome was my freshman year. I passed out from heat exhaustion in my first race, this set me back for an entire year until I fully regained my energy. It wasn't fun having to deal with a year of bad racing, but it taught me a lot. 

What will you miss the most?

The team experience and all the friends I have made on not only my team but from other schools as well. 

Do you have any advice for younger athletes?

Drink lots of water, I didn't drink enough freshman year and that caused me to pass out. Also make sure to get a lot of miles in during the offseason, it makes a huge difference. 

What are your post-highschool or college plans?

I plan to run in college, and I have a couple of options. I have been accepted into those colleges for academics already, but I'm not sure exactly where I'll go just yet. 

Who would you like to say thank you to?

My coaches Bernie, Weezy, Dave, and Clyde. They made me the athlete I am and I am thankful for them. Also my teammates Adam Walker and Josh Castillo for pushing me at practice everyday.