Carter Nesvold Talks About His High Hopes In 2019

Carter Nesvold, Class of 2019 - Pipestone Area High School

What are all your personal records?  What State Meet competitions have you been in, and what were your results?

My personal records are 11.12 for the 100, 22.39 for the 200, and 50.53 for the 400. My freshman year my team and I placed 5th in the 4x400, my sophomore year we placed 2nd in the 4x400, and my junior year I placed 5th in the 200.

How did you first get involved with track? Do you do, or have you done, any other sports?

I started track mostly because my dad did it and I was fast as a kid. I also play football and basketball.

What is your favorite or most memorable competition you've ever been in?

My most memorable competition was the true team state meet my freshman year. We placed second as a team and had a lot of fun doing it.

Who are some of your favorite athletes to compete against?

My favorite person to compete against is my teammate and friend Devin Tinklenberg. We push each other to get better every practice and meet.

Who are some people that have been most helpful to you in your athletic career, and how have they helped you?

The most helpful people in my track career have been my coaches and my teammates. We have a really good coaching staff who all are very smart and can help me improve. I've had some really good teammates that showed me how hard work can lead to results and that made me work even harder.

Who might we find cheering for you at competitions? 

Pretty much my entire family will be at every single meet. They are very supportive of me and will always be yelling at me even when I don't want them to. ;)

What are your main goals for this track season?

My main goal this year is to win a State Championship. I've had some success at the State Meet but have never won anything. I don't know if it will be a relay or an individual event but I am looking forward to it.
I am also looking forward to running with my friend Devin Tinklenberg again. He was hurt last year but he is an animal and will definitely be someone to watch out for.

Do you have any post-graduation plans? 

I don't have any plans for after graduation yet, I haven't really thought much about it and it has snuck up on me.

Do you have any rituals, routines, or superstitions either on or off the track?

I do have a superstition now - I always have to wear two pairs of socks. My sophomore year I tore up half of my foot from blisters while running on a hot track. Ever since I've always worn two pairs.

When not doing anything track-related, what might we find you doing?

When not doing anything track related I'm playing Xbox with my friends, hanging out with my girlfriend, or playing some other sport.

What advice would you give to younger athletes, or athletes just starting out in track?

Some advice I have for younger track kids is to just work hard at every practice and make yourself better. Listen to the coaches and have fun with your teammates, it will be over before you know it.

Do you have any specific running advice or tips that you would like to share?

A tip that I like to think of is just pumping your arms. It is pretty simple but it helps a lot.

Tell me one bizarre fact about yourself.

I am double jointed in both of my thumbs.