Senior Hero: Mar'Ques McCray, Heidelberg High

Name: Mar'Ques McCray

School: Heidelberg High School

Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?

A: As of right now my training remains the same, I still workout like I'm supposed to because for me there's no finish line. 

Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?

A: Besides running, I am exercising to strengthen my core. I'm also doing some of my dual enrollment online classes at William Carey. 

Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?

A: My most memorable race would have to be when I won state on May 6, 2019.

Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?

A: The funniest thing that happened doing my race career would have to be when I first started High Jumping and I ended breaking the pole at PCS.

Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

A: My biggest competition would have to be myself because of self criticism. The person that I need to be better than is myself the day before. 

Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?

A: My greatest accomplishment would have to be being the first male at my school to win State in track.

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

A: I would have invested more time in track. It would have been my primary focus. 

Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

A: I had to overcome my daddy not been in my life as he should've been when I was younger, also I had to overcome being a victim of  bulling in school. 

Q: What will you miss the most?

A: I will miss my family and having them to make my day.

Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

A:  Always give it your all in everything you and always strive to better even when no one watching. You must remain ready at all times.  


Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?

A: My coach has had a tremendous impact on me as well my teammates. He pushed us beyond our limits and goes out the way to make us champions.

Q: What are your college plans?

A: My plans for college would be to try to qualify for nationals and to run in the Olympics. Along with that,  I would like to run a 1:49 in the 800. A Name: 

Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?

A: First I would like to thank God for giving me with life and the ability to run, second I would like to thank my coach for always being in my corner, pushing me, my friends for supporting me, and lastly I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me and pushing to be better. 

Q: Favorite Meal?

A: My favorite meal would have to be a salad.

Q: If you could be any animal what would you choose? and why?

A: I would like to be a lion reason being is because when being on the track you goal is dominant and that's what lions do.

Q: Your favorite superhero?

A: My favorite superhero would have to be Superman.: 

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: No

Personal Records High School
400 Meter Dash52.32
800 Meter Run2:03.19
1600 Meter Run5:21.17
3200 Meter Run12:15.31
400 Meter Dash54.55
800 Meter Run2:10.79
5000 Meter Run19:04.07