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Bears News · Boys Athlete of the Month – May 2018


Boys Student Athlete of the Month: Nathan Pace

It is an honor to recommend Nathan Pace as the Athlete of the Month.  Nathan is very successful academically and athletically.  Not only does he perform well in the classroom and in running, but he has a “can-do” attitude which is his overarching quality.

Nathan Pace has participated in several sports throughout his high school career.  He has excelled in Cross Country and Track.  Nathan has set several personal records in varying events, but has excelled mostly in the 1600 meter (1 mile) and the 3200 meter (2 mile).  His 1600 meter personal record was set this year at The Grizzly Invitational on April 14.  He ran a 4:44.71 and took 23rd place.  His 3200 meter personal record was set this year at the Morgan Invitational on April 21.  He ran a 10:18.91 which earned him 5th place and a place on the podium.  Earlier in the year, Nathan took first place in the 3200 meter at the Cache Box Invitational with a time of 10:18.99.  Nathan’s times keep improving.  He is setting himself up well for region and state.  He is ranked first in the 3200 meter for Region 12.

Nathan is a great young man.  It is inspiring to watch him run.  It is even more inspiring to watch him work at practice.  He is positive!  His positive contributions to the team are immeasurable.  It is neat to watch this young man continue to develop himself in academics, athletics, and life.

Coaches Chad Hurst / Tyrell Neal
Head Track Coaches, Bear River High School

It has been a real pleasure to watch Nathan throughout his high school career at Bear River.  He just quietly excels in everything while remaining very humble, respectful and positive!  What a great example of the kind of young man we want representing our school!  As I have observed Nathan these past four years I would say two phrases best depict him. 1st ‘Mr. Integrity’ and 2nd ‘Do Work!’  I open up the BEAR center in the winter in the early morning and I would watch Nathan come in early before school on his own numerous times and then I would watch him running in a cross country meet or a track meet and it was easy to see why he did so well.

As someone who loves to run I am in awe at the times listed by his coaches.  His hard work has also shown up in his classwork as he has maintained a 4.0, while taking the majority of the AP and College courses we offer.  These things combined with his 28 ACT show what a great success he is going to be. In my opinion he already has learned two traits that many never learn that will make him a great success in all he does.  That being always act with integrity and always work hard!  Good Luck Nathan in everything you do!

Van Park
Athletic Director, Bear River High School

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