Fifth Former Margaux Terrasson competes on Lawrenceville’s girls’ cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams. She has played a leading role for Lawrenceville track & field since her sophomore year, qualifying for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals and breaking multiple School records since then, including the girls’ 4x800 relay record. Next year, she will continue her passion for track at Brown University.
Miranda Cai: When did you start running, and what made you start?
Margaux Terrasson: I started running cross country my sophomore fall, mainly because I didn’t know what else to do at first. I didn’t do many sports before Lawrenceville, and I was kind of intimidated by the athletic requirement since I didn’t know how to do anything involving technique. So eventually, I thought I would just run and soon enough I started to really like it.
MC: What has being a captain been like?
MT: I really like being a captain, just because I get to be on the other side of things. As I mentioned before, coming in to Lawrenceville everything and running was completely new to me, whereas now it all just feels so routine. I like doing my best to help the people who are newer to running; it’s kind of a nice parallel for me to be the one showing them the ropes. I really love the team and just watching the younger members run and envisioning what it’s going to be like later on.
MC: How has your season been so far?
MT: One thing that was cool this season was that we did the SSMR, the Super Sprint Medley Relays, something I had never done before. I got to run the 400m, whereas in relays I usually run longer distances, so it was a fun change to do that. Also, the plan is for us to go to nationals in mid-June, meaning we still have a month and a half of work left to do since there’s still a couple of goals the team and I want to meet there. So in a way, we’re just getting started.
MC: What do you think is the hardest event?
MT: I think the 800m is probably the hardest. I dislike any distance events above that even if I do think they are easier to run, so I’d say the 800m is also my favorite event.
MC: What part of Lawrenceville track will you miss the most?
MT: I think I’m definitely going to miss the coaching the most, especially the [Coaches Erik and Katie] Chaputs. I regret to say that I don’t think I’ll get to have coaching like that after Lawrenceville, and I definitely think that I wouldn’t have been as passionate about track if it weren’t for them.
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