Athlete Feature: Nashua South’s Evan Paterson

When did you start competing in track and field?

Freshman year


What is your favorite track and field event?

Shot put


If you could do any event in track and field, which one would it be and why?

4×4 – Its intense and you get to compete with teammates


Describe your favorite workout:

Benching – It’s a very explosive upper body workout


Describe your favorite race/competition memory:

My first D1 championship, and the look in my coach’s eyes!


IMG_9345-2How does your coach motivate you?

They remind me of all the hard work I’ve put in


If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Back home to Iceland


What is your go-to pre-meet meal?

PB and J


Do you have a favorite prerace song?

“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons


What motivates you most to do well?

Just becoming better at something through grit!


What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Make more people happier!


What is the best advice or quote ever given to you?

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”


If you go to college, do you plan to compete in track and field? And where?



What is your favorite thing about Track and Field?

The practices and being with teammates


What is your favorite track facility?

My high school’s gym