Athlete Profile: Wesley Nelson (12)

Wesley Nelson (12) is a thrower on the boys varsity track team. This is his second and final year in the sport. Both he and Jacob Maldonado had the best Boys Varsity performances at the first league meet against Los Amigos High School.

  1. If you have any, what are some of your pre-game routine?
  2. How long have you been playing this sport.
  3. Pre-game meal
  4. What was something you got out of this sport?
  5. How has being part of the team change you?
  6. What got you into this sport?
  7. Biggest challenge?
  8. Memorable game?

Here are his responses to the previous questions. 

  1. No pre-game routine. If anything, it’s kind of a mental routine where I try not to focus on other things.
  2. Two years..
  3. Usually I just pack a sandwich.
  4. It was something new for me. It was cool trying out something new and still be pretty good at it since I just started out last year and I’ve taken 2nd place one time.
  5. It’s showed me how to help other people out. It’s an individual sport, but I enjoy showing people how to do it and help them get better at it, bringing out the best they can do.
  6. Coach Orozco actually approached me one day asking me if I’d ever done it, and I hadn’t, but he just wanted me to try out, so I did. I thought it was pretty cool, and I ended up doing pretty well up to this point.
  7. The biggest challenge is just getting over all the mental stuff, like stress before a meet. Most people during practice can throw a lot farther than they can at meets. You just have to learn how to get comfortable with yourself and perform as well as you can.
  8. At League Finals last year, I lost and got 2nd place to someone I had previously beaten. It’s one of the memories I’ve carried to remind myself to try to be better this year.