Boys’ track: Connor Kubiak
Q: Why did you pick Connor Kubiak (12) as the boys’ track athlete of the issue?
Coach Bennett: “Because he is a really hard worker. He made it all the way to the state meet, which is an awfully hard thing to do. He was a part of a relay that had a variety of personalities. Part of the challenge of a relay is learning to work with other people, and he was really good at that, working with those people to that goal of the state meet. He is soft spoken, not full of himself, doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is one that is not defeated easily. He works very hard.”
Q: What strengths do you think Kubiak brings to the team?
Bennett: “His work ethic; he works awfully hard. His patience with others. Athletically, his speed, his willingness to try things even when he is in doubt…it is a great example for the rest of the team.”
Q: What do you hope to see him accomplish this year?
Bennett: “I hope he is able to achieve at the same levels as last year, you always hope that if you were able to get them to the state meet once, you want to try and get them back there. More importantly, that he can do the best he can, given the blessings he has for his own athletic self.”
Q: What events do you compete in?
Connor Kubiak: “200, 4×200, 4×400, 4×100.”
Q: What is your favorite event?
Kubiak: “Probably the 4×200.”
Q: What do you hope to accomplish individually this year?
Kubiak: “Improve my 200 time.”
Q: What do you hope to accomplish as a team this year?
Kubiak: “Win OCC again.”