Thursday, June 5, 2014
The Moultrie News and Mount Pleasant Recreation Department (MPRD) come together each week to feature a local track or cross-country athlete from East Cooper as part of MPRD spotlight.
Henry Goldsmith and Jack Carson both run with the Mount Pleasant Track Club. Goldsmith, 8, competes in the shot-put, 800-meter dash and 1,500, while Carson, 13, runs in the 100, 200, 400 and does the long jump.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
Goldsmith: Usain Bolt.
Carson: Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
What's your favorite Mount Pleasant restaurant?
G: Five Guys
C: Red's Ice House.
What's the best moment of your athletic career?
G: Winning first place in the 800 meter at our home meet.
C: Making a touchdown and game-saving tackle in football last season.
What's the best advice you've received from a coach?
G: To lean back to get more power in my shot-put and don't look back when running.
C: Run faster.
What do you look forward to most about being an adult?
G: Staying up late and playing outside with kids and taking my kids on a cruise for vacation.
C: The fact that I can make my own choices.
What are the most difficult, and what are the most fun aspects of track?
G: Difficult is running with nine- and 10-year-olds. Fun is doing so well in my age group and winning a race.
C: Difficult is that there is always somebody better than you and fun is that there is no shortage of competition.
What is your favorite movie and favorite TV show?
G: “The Lego Movie” and “Chima”
C: “The Matrix” series
If you could have dinner with any three people, who would you choose?
G: Cam Newton, Usain Bolt and Alexander the Great.
C: Adrian Peterson, George Patton and Albert Einstein.