By Jeremy McDonald
EUGENE, Ore.–It’s been a year since the last time Andrew Weaver wore the colors of Sprague High School.
Fast forward a year and the Lane Community College freshman is helping recurit future Titans to come compete with them next season, but the Olympian Graduate couldn’t help but to cheer on his former teammates in the meantime.
“It’s a lot of fun because I like to see my teammates really get out there and really show off their talent that I know they had,” said Weaver. “But it’s good to be able to come out a year later and see teammates that I knew would peak at some point, be at the State Meet.”
As he wraped up his freshman year, where he PR’d in the 100 meter dash with a 11.65 dash at the Raider Invite on April 14 and PR at the 200 meter at the Linfield Invite, Weaver is adjusting to the jump from High School to the collegate level of running as the coaching staff is expecting him to step up as a leader in 2018.
“It’s definitely a big change, the workouts are way harder but the atompsphere is amazing,” said Weaver. “The different workouts because it goes from like Old High School one’s to really intense like turning into a Oregon Duck-type workouts.
“Coach wants me to a leader next year of the team and that’s one thing I’ll make a impact on, like being a good teammate. Like always accounting myself and others.”
As he floats around Hayward Field, Weaver tries to draw people into the program as a way to build program awareness and interest of Lane CC Track and Field; and Weaver admits that it’s actually pretty fun doing something like this.
“It’s actually pretty fun actually, you get to talk to the kids that are interested and that’s how you start the process with them,” said Weaver. “And then you come check it out and then they decide if they want to come to Lane or not.”