Olisa Obiefuna :Saugus High School
Olisa has had a heck of a journey in his four year career at Saugus High School. His growth from an immature freshman to a seasoned veteran of the sport in four years has been one of the more remarkable things I have seen as a coach in my career.------- Coach Fontanella
What do you enjoy doing outside of your Track and Field life ?
listening to music , hanging out with friends , looking up track stats and watching football.
What are you going to miss most about your high school running career?
I would miss my coaches , teammates and the friends I've made at meets these past four years.
What was your most memorable Competition?
Winning my first Allstate title in the triple jump during my sophomore year .
Out of all your high school running accomplishments, what stands out the most?
My proudest moment in high school is easily the day i became and all American in the triple jump.
What was the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The toughest obstacle i've had to overcome has to be the triple jump technique , there is so much more to learn and I'm not even close to mastering it.
Do you have any advice for younger runners?
Work hard , listen to your coaches and try to stay healthy.
If you were to change anything about your high school running career.....what would you change?
I would try to avoid as many injuries as possible.
What are your college plans?
Who would you like to say thank you to?
I would like to thank all my coaches and team mates because they were always there for me, and i wouldn't have come as far as i did with out them, i would also like to thank my family for supporting me.
Coach's Final Thoughts:
Olisa has had a heck of a journey in his four year career at Saugus High School. His growth from an immature freshman to a seasoned veteran of the sport in four years has been one of the more remarkable things I have seen as a coach in my career. His dedication to the sport has steadily increased over his four year career, and he is ready to keep improving with much improved specialized training that a college program can offer. As a four time All-State Champion in his high school career, Olisa has consistently shown the "it" factor, the ability to rise up to the occasion and perform at his highest level when the situation requires it. His All-State winning jump in the triple jump his sophomore year, his All-State winning jump in the long jump his junior year, and his All-American qualifying triple jump his senior year were all personal bests; this ability to focus in high pressure situations is one of his trademarks. I know that he has only begun to tap his potential and look forward to seeing what he can do with a full year college training program.------Coach Fontanella