×

Kevin McGrath: Hopkinton Male Athlete of the Season


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it? Our biggest challenge would probably be the lack of practice facilities making it impossible to practice most of the field events. We always gave our best.

Who was the unsung hero of your team? We only had a few boys qualify for our state meet but Simon Doneski ended up getting second after coming off a bunch of past injuries.

If you could improve high school track in New Hampshire, what would you do?

Add the steeplechase. I’ve always wanted to try that and it would be funny to watch people face-plant into the water jump.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they? I have to be really confident in what I am doing so every time I go into a meet I look at my competition and tell myself I’m going to beat them. When I’m doing the high jump I tell myself every time I am getting over this bar, then I do.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport? Don’t distract people when they’re getting ready to jump and do not walk in front of people on the long jump runway.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie? Coach Rothe reminds me of a superhero or something like that because he will destroy the distance team on the long runs then come back and do some intense core and then leave not phased.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be? Unlimited lives.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by? Believing the world is round.

Where do you get your news? Anywhere but CNN.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? Best by far is Fortnite Battle Pass and I don’t buy anything I won’t use.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know? You’re more likely to die on your way to buy a lottery ticket then actually winning.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see? Smells so I could find where the desserts are cooking.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why? If I could go do a different country for school, I would pass up on the opportunity and stay here because I live in the best country in the world with my favorite people.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? Definitely monkeys.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future? I’d find out who won all the sports championships so I could place bets on them and make bank.

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do? I’d show them Dimitri’s Pizza because it’s the best you’ll ever have.

What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done? Probably standing on a table and screaming as an example to what happened in a book.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst? Best thing is you have people around to help you all the time. Worst thing is it goes by fast and you have to be on your own soon.