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Player of the Week, Campbell Johnson – The Bridgton News

Campbell Johnson

Campbell Johnson has shown “incredible patience and determination” in her first two years of high school track and field, Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. 

“Campbell had to sit out last outdoor season due to an injury, but attended daily as our manager. Then, Campbell had to miss the end of the indoor season to another injury. This season, she has continued to be a reliable teammate and has scored in multiple events,” Coach Snow said. 

She placed in the long and triple jumps at the league meet and won the high jump. Campbell is also a regular contributor on the relay. 

“Campbell has a high Track & Field IQ and is very coachable,” Coach Snow added. “She is friendly, helpful and a fierce competitor.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Campbell is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Athlete: Campbell Johnson

What town do you live in: Naples

Year in School: Sophomore

Parents: Scott and Nedda Johnson 

Sports you play: Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)

Why did you choose Track & Field? I didn’t play a spring sport in middle school so my parents suggested I try running track after they realized that, all of a sudden, I was no longer slow. At the time, I still wasn’t a huge fan of the idea of running for fun, but I’m so glad I decided to give it a try because I fell in love with it!   

What do you enjoy most about Track & Field?  I love the people and the social aspect! I’ve made so many friends and connections through track, not just with my team, but with people from all around the state. I also love being able to have independence in my events while still being on a team and getting to choose how much playing time I get and when.

How has competing in sports changed you as a person? I have Type 1 Diabetes and because of that I’ve had to change the way I think about sports and myself. To be able to compete to my best ability, I have to constantly be aware of my blood sugar, what I eat and when, how much sleep I get, how much recovery time my body needs, and so on. When I don’t take care of myself on my off time, it affects me tremendously while I’m training and competing. So, sports have really helped me strive to be the healthiest, most in control of my disease, version of myself. 

During Covid-19, what was the most difficult adjustment? The most difficult part was definitely not being on a team for a while, and then after that having the whole team dynamic shift when we couldn’t be near each other and had to wear masks. During the height of Covid was the first time I hadn’t been on a team in years and I’ll never take for granted being on one, or the joy it brings me, ever again.  

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Campbell Johnson

Campbell Johnson has shown “incredible patience and determination” in her first two years of high school track and field, Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. 

“Campbell had to sit out last outdoor season due to an injury, but attended daily as our manager. Then, Campbell had to miss the end of the indoor season to another injury. This season, she has continued to be a reliable teammate and has scored in multiple events,” Coach Snow said. 

She placed in the long and triple jumps at the league meet and won the high jump. Campbell is also a regular contributor on the relay. 

“Campbell has a high Track & Field IQ and is ver…….

Campbell Johnson

Campbell Johnson has shown “incredible patience and determination” in her first two years of high school track and field, Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. 

“Campbell had to sit out last outdoor season due to an injury, but attended daily as our manager. Then, Campbell had to miss the end of the indoor season to another injury. This season, she has continued to be a reliable teammate and has scored in multiple events,” Coach Snow said. 

She placed in the long and triple jumps at the league meet and won the high jump. Campbell is also a regular contributor on the relay. 

“Campbell has a high Track & Field IQ and is ver…….

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