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Transfer student prepares for Navy through sports

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Transfer student prepares for Navy through sports

Before doing sprints at practice Feb. 27 Wyatt Lawson does lunges with teammate Joey Souto to stretch out their hamstrings. Photo by Alianna Aviles.

Before doing sprints at practice Feb. 27 Wyatt Lawson does lunges with teammate Joey Souto to stretch out their hamstrings. Photo by Alianna Aviles.

Before doing sprints at practice Feb. 27 Wyatt Lawson does lunges with teammate Joey Souto to stretch out their hamstrings. Photo by Alianna Aviles.

Before doing sprints at practice Feb. 27 Wyatt Lawson does lunges with teammate Joey Souto to stretch out their hamstrings. Photo by Alianna Aviles.

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At the beginning of the semester, Jan. 8, Wyatt Lawson came here from East Nicolaus High School to participate in water polo for both his junior and senior year to help better prepare himself for when he enlists in the Navy to become a Navy Seal. Since Lawson moved later in the year, he was not able to play water polo so he moved onto his next sport, track and field, to participate in the 300 and 100-meter hurdles.

Q: How will track prepare you for the Navy?

A: Track will help me be well conditioned.

Q: Why do you want to enlist into the Navy?

A: I want to challenge myself and since I’ve grown in a military family I want to pursue the military like my father.

Q: What do you hope to achieve?

A: I hope to achieve by making it into the military as a high-ranking officer.

Q: Who are some people that you think are the best role models as you prepare?

A: My dad and your brother because I look up to them since they are in the Marines.

Q: What do you feel are your main strengths?

A: My main strengths are not giving up on things and being mentally strong.

Q: What rank are you hoping to pursue?

A: In the future, I hope to pursue chief petty officer.

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