Fair Weatherly- An Interview

Personal Records:

100 meter hurdles: 15.25

300 meter hurdles: 46.58

Triple jump: 36-10

Long jump: 16-10.5 

High jump: 5-0


MSHSL State Meet Record: 

2017 17th Place Long Jump; 12th Place Triple Jump; 13th Place 100 Hurdles

2016  6th Place Triple Jump; 5th Place 100 Hurdles

2015  7th Place Triple Jump; 7th Place 100 Hurdles; 6th Place 300 Hurdles


Where were you born and what were your first sports?

I was born in Rochester, Minnesota. My first sports were dance and gymnastics. 


What sports do you play at the high school level?

I played high school soccer for 4 years and ran cross country for 2 years. I have participated in gymnastics and track at the high school level for 6 years. In 2015, I advanced to the State Gymnastics meet on vault and floor, and in 2018 I advanced on beam and floor. 


Who are your coaches?

My head track coach is Charro Coleman. He has coached me for all 6 years of my track career, but I have known him almost all my life because his daughter is one of my best friends. Charro doesn't coach any of my specific events, but he gives me tips and has always supported me in everything I do.

Brandon Vogen is the boys head coach, but he helps me with long jump and triple jump. I have known him for 2 years now. He is an effective coach because he understands who I am as an athlete and he helps me make adjustments based on what he has seen me do before.

 Nick Pocius is another one of my jumping coaches. I have known him for 4 years. He is a very effective coach because he understands the technical aspects of jumping and he makes workouts based on what I need to improve.

 Mike Cabaya is my main hurdle coach. I have known him since I started track in 7th grade. He also makes many personal workouts for me and he is an effective coach because he has had so many years of experience.

Nick Sigrist coaches me in long jump, triple jump, and hurdles. I met him when I was in 7th grade and he was a junior, and I have always looked up to him. He is an effective coach because he is an athlete himself so he understands what it's like to be in my position. He helps me by explaining everything in a way that is very clear to me.