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Always set goals: Senior runner Luke Driscoll talks Cedarcrest track

March 15, 2013 · 4:51 PM
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Big expectations are on Luke Driscoll, a Cedarcrest senior and track athlete. / Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Track has been an exciting discovery for Luke Driscoll, a Cedarcrest High School senior who just started running last year. His first season began with a 12-second 100-meter dash, and ended with an 11:18 personal record, and a trip to the state track meet.

"I've never been a runner," he says, "but I've always been fast."

This season promises just as much excitement for the sprinter, who plans to run the 400-meter race by the end of the season, and to shave almost a half-second off his 100-meter time.

Aside from being naturally fast, Driscoll thinks his success comes from his determination. "Just always set goals, and try to achieve them," he explains. "It's what I did last year."

He also tries to help his fellow runners achieve their goals, however he can.

"If a teammate beats me, fine," he says, "but if another team beats me, that's not OK!"

Cedarcrest track and field schedule

Thursday, March 14

• Cedarcrest jamboree at home, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 21

• Cedarcrest hosts Kings and South Whidbey, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 28

• Cedarcrest vs. Lakewood, Sultan and Kings at Kings, 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

• Cedarcrest at Holder Relays, 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 6

• Cedarcrest  at Birger Solberg Invite, 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 11

• Cedarcrest hosts Lake Washington and Sammamish, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

• Cedarcrest hosts Lakewood and Sultan, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

• Cedarcrest vs. Granite Falls and Lakewood, at Lakewood, 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 27

• Cedarcrest girls at Lake Washington Invite, 9:30 a.m.

• Cedarcrest boys at Shoreline Invite, noon.

Thursday, May 2

• Cascade conference championships at Kings, 4 p.m.

Follow Cedarcrest track at http://www.chs.riverview.wednet.edu/Track%20Page/TFMain.htm.

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