From running on a track to running through the woods, Adam Casey loves to run.
The Princeton senior’s effort and attitude are two characteristics that allow him to run at a high level.
Casey’s work ethic sets him apart, and he is this week’s Male Athlete of the Week.
“I started running during my freshman year,” Casey said. “My parents told me I would be a good runner.
“It’s been a great experience being an athlete at Princeton.”
Over the past few seasons, Casey performed very well at several big races. However, his favorite memories are hanging out with teammates after the races.
As a leader, Casey learned a lot from the seniors before him, and his consistent willingness to be coached and improve also makes him a good leader.
“I’ve really built strong friendships with my teammates, and it’s been a great experience,” Casey said.
Casey said losing his junior season to the COVID-19 pandemic was difficult, but he is excited that he gets a chance to play his favorite sport during his senior season.
“It’s been an up and down ride, but I’m glad we’re having a season now,” Casey said. “It was mentally hard when the season was canceled, but my teammates and I just tried to stay positive.
“We looked at it as a longer time to train for cross country.”
Casey works just as hard in the classroom because for him running and studying go hand in hand.
All the hard work running and studying has paid off. Casey plans on attending college and majoring in business administration next year.
“If I have to stay up late, I’ll do it to get my homework in,” Casey said. “I’m looking at some of the smaller schools in the area. I really like the small-town feel.
“It’d be nice to run wherever I go, but we’ll have to see what my times are this season.”