KEATON HEISTERMAN

When did you join NTFC? What other favourite sports or activities do you regularly partake in? 

I joined NTFC in 2011 and have participated in track and field/XC ever since. I also play soccer and basketball.

Which event(s) did you compete in? What were some of your goals/targets going into the outdoor season before it was scrapped? 

I compete mainly in the 800m and 1500m. My main goals for the season were to win both the 800m and 1500m at the BCHS track and field Championships

Is there an event that you secretly wish you had tried and why? 

Not really. I did every event as a JD athlete so I found what I loved and performed best in and continued with that.

Which annual track meet did you most look forward to? Recall a highlight. 

Looked most forward to BCHS Track and Field Championships. It is a huge event with thousands of people watching so it is really exciting to perform.

Rank and briefly describe your top 3 track memories. 

1. Silver medal in the 800m at Legion Youth Nationals in 2019.

2. Being on BC Team

3. Hanging out with the distance group at Kyra's place at Horne Lake.

Name a coach, athlete or mentor that had an impact on your track career so far. What would you like to say to them? 

My dad and coach Tyler has really got me to where I am today. He sets up my training and inspires me to perform to the best of my ability.

What are your plans next fall? 

I will be competing at the collegiate level for UCLA track and field / XC

How do you see yourself involved in track and field in the future? 

I am going to try and make it to the NCAAs.

How about some words of wisdom for up and coming young track + field athletes? *

Try every event. You can find your passion in any of them so you have to put yourself out there.