We Salute Declan Weixelman, Manhattan

Name: Declan Weixelman 

School: Manhattan

Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?

A: Still running / working hard for next year

Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?

A: Working

Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?

A: Breaking 2:00 in the 800m and winning state in 2018

Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?

A: Watching Clyde King in our last leg in 4x4... 48sec

Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

A: Myself and being mentally tough

Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?

A: Breaking 2:00

Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

A: I would have taken it seriously from freshman year

Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

A: The transition from being a follower to a leader, And fear of failure

Q: What will you miss the most?

A: The atmosphere, Coach Cool, Coach Spreer, Coaching staff, teammates that push me.

Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

A: in everything you do, picture yourself being successful. Then execute

Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?

A: Coach Cool is by far the best Track coach in the state if Kansas. He gives athletes at manhattan high school every opportunity to be successful. He will figure out who you are as a person and if you are serious about your life. Without Coach Cool i would not be where I am right now, motivated and ready to be successful. He will treat you like a father and still hold you accountable even through the tough times in life. He cares, and the coaches at MHS will stay with me on my journey to success on and off the track. 

Q: What are your college plans?

A: Run at Allen Community College

Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' 


A: God, My parents, My Coaches, My teachers and everyone who has made me who I am today.

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: Roll Tribe baby

Q: Favorite Meal?

A: Crab legs

Q: If you could be any animal what would you choose? and why?

A: Lion, God resembles himself as one,  patience, loyalty, Leader, powerful. 

Q: Your favorite superhero?

A: Jesus