Captains 2013


Chris Colton

College Choice: Butler or UD

Events: 110 h, 300 h, 4X4

Years in track: 6

Best Track memory: Getting 14th place last year at the Findlay Indoor Meet out of 100 kids and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Favorite meet: Dayton Relays

Favorite Concessions food: Pretzel with cheese

Favorite Elks track T shirt: Army Team Champs

Favorite Quote: ”Make the impossible possible.”

Favorite Theme/Motivation & Why: Bring the hammer. I like this because it basically meant bring your “A” game and be aggressive.

Favorite Teacher/Class: Healthy Foods with Callahan

Former athlete who influenced you the most:
Will Johnson

Advice to teammates: Always put in all you have in anything you do because it will help you out in the future and make you better in track and life.

Sam Fintel

College Choice: University of Cincinnati

Events: 100m dash, 4x100, 4x200, high jump, long jump, triple jump

Years in track: 7

Best Track memory: Oliver excitedly congratulating me for qualifying to indoor state in triple jump with him as a sophomore.

Favorite meet: Dayton Relays

Favorite Concessions food: Snickers

Favorite Elks track T shirt: 2010 Elk Relays, US Army Team Champs

Favorite Quote: “If you aren’t getting better, others are. So in return, you’re getting worse.”

Favorite Theme/Motivation & Why: Pirate Up: The pirate-like mentality for the team to step up and have success after graduating the majority of our varsity talent. Also because of all the “stuff” like pirate socks, shoelaces, flags, and shirts.

Favorite Teacher/Class: Engineering tech

Former athlete who influenced you the most: Oliver Sathoud

Advice to teammates: Give everything you do on and off of the track a 110% effort and “take the step” to continuously improve as an asset to the team.

Bryan Kolpitche

College Choice: Unknown

Events: 1600 m, 800 m, 3200 m

Years in track: 2

Best Track memory: PRing at Wayne Invite tied with Ifeadi’s “victory lap” 150m after Warrior Elk tied with running at indoor state.

Favorite meet: Dayton Relays

Favorite Concessions food: Italian beef and caramel apple pies

Favorite Elks track T shirt: Pirate shirt, great to wear in public

Favorite Quote: “Too low they build who builds beneath the stars.” -On wall of Library of Congress.

Favorite Theme/Motivation & Why: Take the step—It shows that just getting close isn’t enough. We need to be actively achieving beyond expectations and can never be content.

Favorite Teacher/Class: Mr. Cline—Calculus and Mr. Buddendeck--Chemistry

Former athlete who influenced you the most: Eric Liddell, Roger Bannister, John Landy. From CHS—Evan Miller

Garrett Morrison

College Choice: Undecided

Events: 400, 800

Years in track: 3

Best Track memory: Placing 7th at the state meet in the 4x8

Favorite meet: Warrior Elk

Favorite Concessions food: Hot dog

Favorite Elks track T shirt: Pirate up shirt

Favorite Quote: “This isn’t rocket surgery” –Coach Ramsey

Favorite Theme/Motivation & Why: Time because it related to team well and we applied that then to that season.

Favorite Teacher/Class: Environmental Lit with Knupp

Former athlete who influenced you the most: Dan McCoy

Advice to teammates: You can only get faster if you put the work in during practice.

Josh Steible

College Choice: Grand Valley State

Events: 800, 1600, 3200

Years in track: 6

Best Track memory: Getting to hang out at Dave and Busters with two throwers and me, a little distance runner.

Favorite meet: State because it’s so electric.

Favorite Concessions food: Reese’s Cups

Favorite Elks track T shirt: Gray Pirate shirt

Favorite Quote: “To give anything less that your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

Favorite Theme/Motivation & Why: Time, because everyone had put in so much work, it was our “time.”

Favorite Teacher/Class: Math with Mr. Cayot

Former athlete who influenced you the most: My sister, Jessica

Advice to teammates: Do what you love and give it everything you have to be your best.