Brownstown Central’s Braydon Fish gets excited about running a 400-meter dash.
He specialized on the open 400 and ran a leg in the 4×400 relay last season ,and looks forward to those events again this spring.
“I like it because I’m good at it,” Fish said. “As of right now I think I’ve got the fastest time.”
Fish said his best time coming into this season was 58 seconds, and he ran 58.19 in his first race of the season.
“I like lane one or two,” he said. “You need a good start and keep you pace to get a good time, and have good breathing.”
In the relay, Fish likes running as the anchor.
“You need good hand-offs,” Fish said. “If you have the baton in your right hand you want to hand off to their left hand. I think here at the beginning we’re going to do right-to-right and then we’ll do right-to-left.”
Fish said timing on the hand-offs is really important, so a runner doesn’t take off too soon or too late and the teams don’t have good hand-offs.
He said it takes a lot of work in practice to improve.
“Practice is one of the more important parts to track because if we just went straight to the meets we would have terrible times and we wouldn’t do very well,” Fish said.
Fish said when he adds another event to his list it will either be the 110 hurdles or the 200. He has practiced the hurdles but has not ran them in a meet.
He said at an earlier practice, “I didn’t kick any but I landed wrong and I fell. On the 110s, I alternate (lead leg). I’m starting to enjoy them.”
The Braves are running on a new track at Blevins Stadium this season.
“It’s really nice,” Fish said. “We’ve ran on it and it just felt a lot better than the old track.”
He said his favorite away track is Bedford North Lawrence where the sectional is held.
Fish said athletes need a positive mindset in any sport.
“I’d say the mental part of sports is pretty big because if you’re down on yourself, thinking you’re going to do terrible you’re probably going to do terrible,” Fish said.
Fish did not run track as a junior, and said he is glad he is running this season.
He wants to place high in the conference meet and run in the sectional and qualify for the regional.
Fish has enjoyed attending BCHS.
“I’ve had good teachers,” Fish said. “There are people in the classes that can help me if I don’t know something. We’re working in groups and if I don’t know something I’m sure there are other people in my group that do.”
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Name: Brayden Fish
High school: Brownstown Central
Parents: Cindy Fish and Brandon Fish
Siblings; Chelsea, Kaleb, Baylee
Sports: track and field 3 years, football 2 years
Organizations: lettermen’s club, Christian club
Plans after high school: join United States Marine Corps
Favorite food: tacos
Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys