VYPE 411: Amarillo’s Newsome concludes high school career as state champ

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Before Cooper Newsome takes his talents to Tulsa University in the fall, he concluded his high school career with one of the best performances at the UIL Track and Field Championships.

The senior track star won gold in the 5A 800m with a personal best run of 1:53.23, and also helped his team land the bronze in the 5A 4x400m relay.

VYPE caught up with Newsome, who the fans voted as a VYPE Mid-Season Track Athlete of the Year and Top Performer at the UIL State Championships.

VYPE: Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And Why?

NEWSOME: I would say my family has helped me push harder than ever before and really be able to compete my very best

VYPE: What has been your greatest HS memory so far?

NEWSOME: My greatest high school memory would have to be going to state and being able to experience and soak all of that in

VYPE: What’s your biggest strength? Or What do You Bring to Your Team?

NEWSOME: I would say my greatest asset to my team is how accountable I hold all of them and really believe in their ability

VYPE: What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

NEWSOME: In 5 years I imagine I’ll still be an avid track and field fan hopefully still running at Tulsa for my final year

VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her HS career?

NEWSOME: My greatest advice would be stick with it even if you don’t think you’re the best, I definitely didn’t really start to improve until my junior year but it comes with hard work

VYPE: What do you do outside of sports?

NEWSOME: Outside of sports I hang out with my friends and family and also help coach younger aspiring track athletes



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