Name: Owen Skelton
School: Saint Martin High School
Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?
A: I am running daily and biking once a week. I go 4-5 miles during the week and 6-8 miles over the weekend.
Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?
A: I have been doing online work and doing chores around the house.
Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?
A: My sophomore year, I was at the district meet at Ocean Springs and I ran the 3200 in 10:54 which was a PR at the time.
Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?
A: I lost my shoe during the 800 so I had to run back and get as fast as I could.
Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
A: Spencer Jones from Biloxi High School and Alexander Whyte from Ocean Springs High School.
Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?
A: This year I got a new PR in the 3200 which was 10:51.
Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
A: My freshman track season, I ran on an injured leg. It turned into a stress fracture which made me miss cross country. I wish I had stopped running when it first started hurting.
Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
A: I was injured during cross country.
Q: What will you miss the most?
A: I'm going to miss some of my closest and best friends I have ever had.
Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?
A: Push yourself to be the best you can be because you never know what is going to happen.
Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?
A: My coaches are who pushed me to be great and my friends always helped me and I always helped them get better.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I plan on doing cross country at Jacksonville University.
Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?
A: Thank you to my coaches for pushing me to be the best I can be. Thank you to my friends for some great memories on and off the track.
Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
A: Nothing else except thank you.
Q: Favorite Meal?
Q: If you could be any animal what would you choose? and why?
A: A racehorse just because just like me they don't slow down.
Q: Your favorite superhero?
|800 Meter Run||2:19.00|
|1600 Meter Run||5:17.56|
|3200 Meter Run||10:51.86|
|Two Mile Run||13:28.34|
|5000 Meter Run||17:29.69|
|4000 Meter Run||16:44.42|