Senior Salute: Justin Swann Of Pebblebrook HS

800m- 1:54.64 TT
400m- 51.95 (Indoors)
1500m- 4:14.63
TJ- 46-00.00
LJ- 21-2.75

What were some of the highlights of your high school cross country and track careers?

Going to state with my teammates and helping my team win meets by trying to contribute as much as I can.

Did you encounter any struggles or adversity along the way that you had to overcome?

Playing basketball was very tough coming into my first two seasons. Coming off of basketball cut my seasons pretty short so I had to decide which sport I was going to pursue.

Aside from the competition, what was the best thing about being a part of your school's program?

Meeting people who will be my friends for a lifetime, as well as seeing the competitive drive that we show towards each other in order to become better athletes. The coaches and the recent classes , especially class of 2020, have definitely changed the program a lot.

Are there any coaches or teammates that you've worked with over the past four years that you'd like to thank?

I would like to thank Coach Kenny, Coach Dex, Coach Bryant, Coach Gardner, Coach Coleman, Coach Washington, Coach Risse, Coach Greg, My dad, and especially my teammate Mamadou Ly for helping me get better these last couple of years.

How are you coping with COVID-19 and knowing that your HS track career might very well be over?

It's been pretty hard. I was still in my indoor season so I didn't even get to post an updated outdoor time which I know is a lot faster. I was ranked 2nd in GA Indoor for the 800 and I had a lot of expectations for the season. I still workout hard almost everyday ready for a good track school to take a chance on me. Once I get the opportunity, they will NEVER regret it

What are your plans and goals for the future? Do you intend on continuing with the sport in college or in another capacity?

I plan on becoming a collegiate athlete and winning a NCAA team title while also studying in the communications/ journalism field and become a sports analyst.

What advice would you give to a younger athlete who's hoping to have a successful and enjoyable high school career?

Enjoy the process of working hard and seeing your times get better. Track is a beautiful sport that teaches many life lessons and creates long friendships.