Every month, we recognize two student-athletes, one from a boys team and another from a girls team for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize Monty Coleman, a freshman competing in Birmingham Community Charter High School’s varsity track & field team.
Q: What track & field-related experience did you have prior to joining the team?
A: I did it when I was younger and it became a passion for me to join the team.
Q: How do you feel about being the only freshman on varsity?
A: It feels good being on varsity as a freshman and no one believes me that I’m (a) freshman because of my height.
Q: What motivated you to join the team?
A: Honestly, it’s my passion to exercise and run. It’s just my happy place.
Q: What event(s) are you competing in?
A: I’m going to do the 100 meters, 200 meters and maybe long jumps.
Q: What are your best times for the events that you compete in?
A: For the 100 meters, my time is 12 seconds and for the 200 meters, it is 16 seconds.
Q: What goals do you have for track & field? What are you looking forward to this upcoming season?
A: My goal is to improve on getting a better time and I’m looking forward to having a great time this season.
Q: Do you face any additional challenges as a freshman on the varsity track & field team?
A: No, because it’s surprising to everybody because they didn’t think I was a freshman.