Salute to Seniors: Sam Shoaf of Greer Middle College

Samuel Shoaf, a graduate of Greer Middle College, talks about his time as a runner for the Blazers.

What was your most memorable race/competition? 
Either racing in Texas or when we scored 17 points at state in 2021.

Out of all your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most? 
The state championships in 2021 and 2022.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your athletic career in high school? 
Not be so focused on how single races went but on the season as a whole.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome? 
Injuries, getting in my own head, and balancing work/school/athletics.

What advice do you have for younger athletes? 
Don't try to do too much at first, but after the first couple years of building a base go ahead and test your limits and see what you can accomplish.

How have your coaches influenced your performances and your life goals? 
I definitely would've had a much harder time improving it if weren't for the people around me pushing me to my limits and encouraging me.

What kind of impact did your family have on your time as a high school student-athlete?
I wouldn't have done any sports if it weren't for my family encouraging me to.

What are your college or post-high school plans? 
I'll study engineering at Clemson University.

What do you hope to achieve after high school?
I'm not sure yet.

Do you see yourself coaching in the future? Please explain and if so, what level and why? 
Maybe one day, if I'm able to give the time commitment.

All my awesome teammates, coaches, friends and family.

If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why? 
Not sure, maybe learn how to race a car or fly a plane. I just love going fast.