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Schneider is an accomplished under-
classman running for MHS.
Photo by Kelvin Ku.

Schneider is an accomplished under- classman running for MHS. Photo by Kelvin Ku.

Schneider is an accomplished under- classman running for MHS. Photo by Kelvin Ku.

Kelvin Ku, reporter

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McKinley High School sophomore Narayan Schneider is a
member of the cross-country, track and soccer teams. His more
notable achievements are ranking fourth at states for track and
16th in cross-country states. Schneider was not always a track
athlete. He originally played soccer and before that was not in
any sports.
“I got into running because of my friends. We first started
playing soccer but got into track and I ended up getting hooked,”
he said. “Sometimes you just need to try. You won’t know if your
bad or good if you never try.”
“I’ve known Narayan since 5th grade and he … never gave up

on running and has always put in a tremendous amount of ef-
fort,” said friend Tomoaki Horoiwa.

Schneider was not always as good as he is now.
“I used to be one of the slowest amongst my peers but after
putting in effort I became faster,” Schneider said
According to Schneider, though, he did not get to where he is
today with only talent
“Effort is the most important thing to becoming successful. As

long as you have the will and determination, nothing is impos-
sible,” he said.

To excel, Schneider has put effort outside of practice as well
“My morning routine is a 10-25 minute jog and after school
practice. On days I don’t have practice, I usually run myself.”
“Narayan has always tried his best and puts in more effort
than others to get to where he is today and has never stopped
striving to improve,” said cross country and long distance track
coach Kengo Yoshimoto
Schneider may be successful, but he has troubles that many
others have as well.
“There are many difficulties I have, such as grades or paying
attention to my health and injuries,” he said.

Schneider’s dream is not to be in the spotlight but to help oth-
ers get into it

“My future aspiration is to become a personal trainer for pro
track athletes,” he said.
Being successful may sound fun, but the effort to get there is
not easy and many give up.
“Although practice can be difficult and time consuming,
I have always thought running was fun, allowing me to pull
through,” he said.

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