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Senior Isaiah Palmer will be competing in the state track meet this weekend.

Isaiah Palmer

Senior Isaiah Palmer will be competing in the state track meet this weekend.

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Wingspan: How do you prepare for a race?

Palmer: “I try to just focus on my breathing and try to get focused. If it’s a big meet, I think nervousness is normal, but I try to let it all go and just find a place of peace.”

Wingspan: What are your goals for state?

Palmer: “Just to really put all of my mind and energy into it and run the best race that I can run.”

Wingspan: What are you running?

Palmer: “The open 400m and the 4x400m.”

Wingspan: How was this season of track different from last year?

Palmer: “I think all of our attitudes are just a lot stronger, we have four years behind us and we each have the idea that this is our year.”

Wingspan: Do you plan on running track past high school?

Palmer: “Yes in college, I’m thinking about a couple of places but I haven’t committed yet.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite part about track?

Palmer: “Getting better, seeing progression and results. Basically running the 4x400m which is kind of like a team effort.”

Wingspan: Do you have any advice for future track runners?

Palmer: “I would say just have fun with it and try to have some mental preparation before each race. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get a time that you want. Just have a growth mindset, roll with the punches and realize that you are always getting better.”

Wingspan: What has been your biggest accomplishment?

Palmer: “Right now, today getting first place in the regionals meet in the open 400m run.”

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