Salute To Seniors: Adam Cook, Melrose High

ADAM COOK, Melrose High

Q. What would you consider the highlight of your high school career?

A. Qualifying for New Balance Nationals in the Distance Medley Relay

Q. What was your most memorable performance?

A. Finishing third at the  All State meet cross country 2016.

Q. What advice would you give to younger athletes?

A. Every second is a gift. Learn that and, when you race, time will be on your side.

Q. What will you miss most?

A. I will miss the positive atmosphere at meets; how everyone is just there to have a good time.

Q. What are your future plans?

A. Run Division 1 cross country and track at UMass-Amherst.

Q. What influence has your coach (or coaches) had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?

A. In my training coaches have helped me avoid injury, make sure everyone is working hard and occasionally join in on the fun. Coaches have had great conversations with me and we really got close.

Q. Who would you like to say Thank You?

A. I would like to say thank you to first and foremost my family and friends who have supported me, my coaches for influencing me, the ref's for their time and jokes, the millions of microbes and bacteria that I am made of and Dgyboard for being the best wooden plank a team could hope for.

* Our Salute To Seniors feature is intended to not only recognize some of our star athletes, but give recognition to our unsung heroes, too. If you are a coach, please pass this along to your team. If you are an athlete and a recent graduate, feel free to participate or send this to teammates and friends. For the athletes, simply answer the questions above and email to Along with the email, please include a quality photo or two (jpeg format). Please note, photos can not be from another website or publication.