Senior Heroes Owen Skelton, Saint Martin


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?

A: Popeyes

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?

A: Ant-man


Personal RecordsHigh School

Outdoor
800 Meter Run2:19.00
1600 Meter Run5:17.56
3200 Meter Run10:51.86
CC
Two Mile Run13:28.34
5000 Meter Run17:29.69
Personal RecordsMiddle School
CC
4000 Meter Run16:44.42