Salute to Seniors : Darrien Case

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What was your most memorable race/meet?

My most memorable race was probably KU Relays this year where I pulled out a big PR and a win in an elite field. I was very satisfied with that race

Who was your biggest competition?
My biggest competition was probably Dustan Davidson. I raced him a couple times during Indoor and he was beating me each race.

Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?


I would definitely say winning State in the 800 is my biggest achievement in high school. There haven't been very many State Champions from our school so it was very gratifying.What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

I would've started cross country my freshmen year instead of my junior year. After running cross country junior year my 800 time dropped 10 seconds and I realized how much it fueled my success.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?Try to do everything your Coaches tell you because more often enough they know more about this sport than you do. Also keep a healthy diet and get enough sleep because those are some of the biggest factors in your ability to run.

What are your college plans?

I plan on attending UMKC in the fall to run cross country and track.

Who would you like to say thank you to?

I would like to say thank you to my parents and family for all the support they've shown me these last few years. They put up with many ours of sitting in the sun just to see me race a few minutes here and there. I would also like to thank my track/cross country coaches Sanders, Lenhert, Lacky, and Banning. I wouldn't be where I am without them.