VYPE: What are your goals for yourself and your team this season?
Nathan: The goals I have for myself is to make it to State and possibly place as a sophomore. The goals I have for my team is to win state, but also, more unity. I feel as though many track teams are divided between sprints, distance, and throwers and I would like to see us come together.
VYPE: What is the most fun you have had in the last year?
Nathan: The most fun I’ve had in the last year is volunteering and helping my community. We did various community work in the last year and being able to be a change in our city and do something for others is something I’ve always wanted our team to do, and it was accomplished.
VYPE: Who is your favorite teacher from any grade or coach and why?
Nathan: My favorite coach or teacher has definitely been my head track coach, Coach Grantham. He is constantly grinding and being the best he can be, but the thing I admire the most in him, is his heart for people and how he wants to genuinely see everyone succeed and will assist with that.
VYPE: What is your favorite athletic memory?
Nathan: My favorite athletic memory for sure is having practice in snow, rain, and cold temperatures. It seems bizarre but those few times it happened, it took a lot out of me in the moment but put so much dedication and grit into me.
VYPE: What teammate has left the biggest impression on you and why?
Nathan: The teammate that has had the biggest impression on me is certainly my teammate Malia Eileen. The moment I got to Westmoore, I have never seen Malia sit down or complain about anything and she really is the example of a hard worker. Her persistence fuels me anytime I feel down, and I look up greatly to her.
VYPE: Who on your team has the best impression of your coach and who says the funniest things during games?
Nathan: The person on my team that has the best impersonation of our coach is Jermaine Hardison. He always gets it accurate and even has Coach Grantham’s mannerisms down. The person that says the funniest things was a senior from last year named Koryee Wyatt. He would always have the whole team bust out laughing and we could never look at him if our coach was talking because he would make you laugh.
VYPE: You can pick any place for a summer vacation, where do you go and who do you take with you?
Nathan: If I was to go on a summer vacation I would go with my whole family and we would go to Accra, Ghana in Africa being that it is where my parents are from.
VYPE: If we gave you $500 dollars and you had to spend it in the next 24 hours, how would you spend it?
Nathan: If I had $500 dollars and had to spend it in 24 hours, I would buy more shoes.
VYPE: Here is your chance to say hello, goodbye or thank you to anyone you wish.
Nathan: In the end, I want to say thank you to God for always keeping me and my sister for always motivating me to do things not for glory, but just for goodness sake.