In the last Brief I shared with you thoughts from our National Games coaches. This week I spent some time interviewing Team New Mexico’s National Games athletes to find out what they had to say. I just wish as you read what they told me – you were able to hear their voices.
Terrence Dorsey – Aquatics. “My favorite thing at the National Games was meeting different athletes from different states – New York, Texas, and Florida. I’m super glad I went and winning the Gold Medal in the 50 backstroke was the BEST!”
Mary Sue Strahan – Bocce. “This was my very first time to go to a National Games, and I REALLY enjoyed it. I liked meeting different athletes from different cities. It was interesting to find out what they liked. The competition was tough, and I couldn’t believe I won two medals! My Mom and Dad were very proud.”
Chase Turri – Golf. “My favorite part of going to National Games was being able to to be a part of Team New Mexico. It was great to get to know everyone better. Everybody I played against at golf was competitive. The guy I played the last day, Wesley from Connecticut gave me a great challenge. I didn’t expect to win the Gold. Winning the Gold at State is one thing, but winning at the National Games was a whole different thing.”
Jocelyn Zuniga – Track. “My favorite part of National Games was just meeting people. I liked being on the track team with Michael, Diana, and Terrance. The competition was hard, but I won a silver and a bronze.”
Ashley Leiby – Rhythmic Gymnastics. “Um … having fun. Being with my team. Would do it again. Ate spaghetti every day.”
Ryan Hanson – Bowling. “One of my favorite things was meeting Harrison Ford. He’s a great guy. I liked my new friends from Minnesota. I had a very exciting time, and I am very happy I went.”