Friday, July 18, 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.
Cole Seitz and Luke Walmet both run with the Mount Pleasant Track Club. Seitz, 9, competes in the high jump, long jump, and 100-meter dash. Walmet, 9, competes in the shot put, 800-meter and 1500-meter.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
Seitz: Usain Bolt.
Walmet: Phil Mickelson.
What’s your favorite Mount Pleasant restaurant?
S: Tokyo Bistro.
W: Rio Grande.
What’s the best moment of your athletic career?
S: Jumping 4 feet, 3 inches to break the MPTC high jump record.
W: Making my first birdie in a golf tournament and shooting 46 in that round. And winning shot put at the 2013 Myrtle Beach track meet.
What’s the best advice you’ve received from a coach?
S: Always work hard and never give up.
W: Coach Tami (Dennis) telling us to get out fast.
What do you look forward to most about being an adult?
S: Driving a car and being a dad.
W: Having kids and becoming a professional golfer.
What are the most difficult, and what are the most fun aspects of track?
S: The most difficult is competing against some really fast athletes at the state meet and the most fun is meeting new friends.
W: The most difficult is trying to pace myself in the 1500-meter dash and the most fun is throwing shot put.
What is your favorite movie and favorite TV show?
S: “The Avengers” and “Austin and Ally”
W: My favorite things to watch on TV are golf tournaments. My favorite movie is “Prefontaine.”
If you could have dinner with any three people, who would you choose?
S: Usain Bolt, A.J. Green and Sammy Watkins.
W: Coach Tami (Dennis), Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and Phil Mickelson.