“I am helping the kids because I feel that I can help them understand and train for an event properly, that will help them get better and hopefully in the end enjoy that event later. For example I had a coach teach me how to throw a javelin properly which is now my favourite track event. Hopefully, with my help they will be able to improve at their events or at least come away with a better understanding of proper techniques,” said Evan.
Junior and senior high students are actively training for the school divisional track meet in Valleyview on May 17. Races in 100, 200, 400, 500, 1500, 3000 metre intervals, relay race, long jump, high jump, discus, javelin and shot put are among the events.
Physical education teacher Rob Volaric is glad to have Evan coach the group this year.
“He is doing a great job and the kids are really looking up to him,” said Volaric.
Since Evan graduated from Fox Creek high school two years ago, he’s been taking a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in marketing at Grande Praire college.
During study and classroom time, Evan’s participated in cross country, curling, and track and field for the Grande Prairie Wolves College. Up until this fall, he was also running for the Peace Country Track Club as a sprinter, thrower and playing recreational hockey.
Hockey is Evan’s favourite sport. “It’s something that I’ve always enjoy doing, whether it be playing a game or just skating around,” said Evan.
Currently, he plans to work for the summer in his hometown and partake in a couple of track meets. He will return to Grande Prairie in the fall for his third year of college.
He provided the following advice for youths, “Try and think of something that you can see yourself doing everyday that you will enjoy and pursue a career in that or something else that you find interesting. Try and do every course you can in high school because it keeps all your options open when you go to apply for college or university.”Print This Post