A Quick Six with Spring Sports Senior Zach Woodall


photo by Owen McGreevy

Trinity senior Zach Woodall competes in a relay.

Owen McGreevy, Tri-Editor in Chief

As the track and field Rocks make final preparations for the regional and state meets, senior Zach Woodall answered a few questions about his athletics career at Trinity.  

A: I started running in about third or fourth grade when my brother, Matthew, decided to do it. It looked like he had fun, so I thought I would have fun, too. I went out for it and when I saw that I was good at it, I started to like it more, and it stuck with me all the way through Trinity.

Q: What is the outlook for the track team this season?

A: The track team is steadily improving but is still young. We have a deep team that can get points in about every event for our region, but there are a few individual athletes that can get first in a couple of events. I’m excited to see how we finish this year. We are a young team, so I’m even more excited to see how we do in the future.

Q: What events do you compete in and what skills are needed most?

A: I run 1,600, 3,200, and sometimes the 3,200 relay. In these races, coming in with a racing strategy is important. Also, having endurance is just as important as having speed. Lots of work needs to be put in on and off the track in order to become a successful distance runner.

It was the best race of my life, and it couldn’t have been at a better time.

Q: What has been your favorite memory on the track or cross country teams?

A: My favorite memory is from the cross country team. I would say it happened last season when I came in fourth in state. I had been dealing with injuries my whole career, and I had finally had a good season without any problems. I had gotten shin splints right before state, but I was able to tape them up and get better. It was the best race of my life, and it couldn’t have been at a better time.

Q: In what way do you plan to continue running after your high school career is over?

A: I don’t plan on running in college anymore. Although I wanted to run in college early on at Trinity, I have slowly burnt out of running competitively. I will still run to stay in shape but not as often as I run here at Trinity.

Q: What is your fondest memory of Trinity High School?

A: My fondest memory is going to the Smoky Mountains for running camp with the team. It is where the top 25 on the team, coaches, and about a dozen parents go and spend a week in the mountains. We train twice a day and spend the rest of the time relaxing, but mostly competing as teams in different events such as putt-putt, cornhole, and many more. It is an awesome way to get to know the team better and become brothers.