Athlete: Ryan Samples
What was your most memorable meet?
My most memorable meet would have to be my 2013 Jackson County Meet at North Jackson High school
Where did you face your biggest competition?
I faced my biggest cmpetition at Ft Payne, Guntersville and Albertville.
Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?
It is really hard to pick which accomplishment I am most proud of, but if I had to choose, it would have to be going from last in track to being the best thrower on our team.
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
If I could do it all over again, I would focus more on my throwing and I would have pushed myself harder to reach my goals.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
My most difficult obstacle I had to overcome would have to have been my junior year when I after my knee surgery I was told I may not be able to do track.
What will you miss the most?
I am going to miss the practice and the track meets.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
The advice I would give younger athletes would be that they need to give 110% in everything and never cut yourself short of anything because you will regret it. Just give your all.
What are your post-highschool or college plans?
My college plans are to attend Northeast Community College and then transfer to Jacksonville state.
Who would you like to say thank you to?
I cant list the people that I would like to say thank you to. I had so many people who backed me on everything I did. I just want to say that my three years of track was amazing. I learned so much