Spotlight 2022 – Rogan Harter, Annville-Cleona

Hi, I’m Rogan Harter and I attend Annville-Cleona High School. My track events are the 100, 200 and 4×100 and my field event is the long jump. I started competing when I was 8 years old as a member of the Annville Youth League Track and Field team. I continued competing as a member of the AC JH T/F team in 7th and 8th grade. I’ve been on the ACHS T/F team for the prior 3 years and I am very excited for my last season coming up in the spring.

After graduation I plan to join the United States Air Force. My future aspirations are to join the Pennsylvania State Police and become a State Trooper.

My favorite subject is history. I have always been fascinated with Civil War history and I enjoy going to Gettysburg.

My favorite teachers are my track coaches, Mrs.Felty and Miss Heller. They offer so much support and encouragement during the year even outside of track season.. They both take so much time out of their own days to help us succeed and get better in our respective races.

My favorite movie is Step Brothers. It is one of the funniest movies I ever watched and it makes me laugh every time.

My Favorite quote is “ Heart and mind overcome all.” My Mom wrote this quote on the calendar board and every day before I go to school I look at it and it has always stuck with me. I use this with every sport I have played, both football and T/F. You need to have mental toughness in both these sports to keep on powering through, but you also have to have the drive in your heart to wanna be successful. This quote has helped me to push through my races.

When I am not running I am either training for the season or playing Xbox with my friends.

People would be surprised to know that I didn’t like running the 200 in the youth track. It is now my favorite event.

My favorite shoe brand is Brooks. I have experimented with many different shoe brands because I usually get terrible shin splints during the season. They have really helped in relieving that pain.

Twin Valley is my favorite invitational. The competition is very good which pushes me to improve my times and jumps.

My best high school memory would have to be this year during football season. I was selected for numerous honors including: First Team Lebanon County All-Stars, First Team L-L League Section 4 All-Star, and also the Maxwell Club Mini-Max Award.

My advice to younger athletes is to become the best you possibly can. You are going to have ups and downs but what you do during these times are going to affect your outcome. You can either quit or keep pushing through. Also, get involved in high school whether it is sports, clubs, music, trust me if you don’t you’ll regret it in the future.

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