Sophomore cross-country runner Jake Coulter started the season strong as a member of the team.
In the season's first meet, which was against Woodhaven on Thursday, Coulter finished with a time of 18:44.
Coulter’s time earned him fourth place overall and second place among his fellow Roosevelt runners on a day when temperatures were blazing.
Wyandotte cross-country coach Justin Keyes said Coulter has drastically improved as a runner since 2010, a season he finished on the junior varsity squad.
“This big turnaround is due to Jake’s dedication and guts,” Keyes said. “The first meet was held in (temperatures exceeding 90 degrees) and he showed no sign of slowing down, almost running a personal record.”
Coulter also plays hockey and skated for the squad last season. He enters this school year with a 3.3 grade point average.
Take Five with Jake Coulter
1. Who is your favorite teacher at Roosevelt?
Mr. (Marshall) Wymore. For no (particular) reason why, I just really like him.
2. Do you do anything special to get ready on the day of a meet or game?
The day before, and the day of the meets, I watch what I eat, drink lots of water and always stretch.
3. Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?
Justin Verlander is my favorite pro athlete because he is such a hard worker, a true team player and I feel he is one of the most important reasons the Tigers are having such a great season.
4. Where is your favorite place to hang out?
In my spare time I love to play paintball. My favorite place to play is No Limits Paintball Park in Taylor.
5. What do you look forward to most in your next three years at Roosevelt?
During my next three years at Roosevelt, I am looking forward to being a part of the cross-country team and hockey team.