From football player to relay racer, how Kiran Sen runs through the seasons


Photo courtesy of Kiran Sen

Senior Kiran Sen starts off the 4×100 meter at Maryland Outdoor Track State championships. Sen and his relay members were also able to run the 4×100 meter at Adidas Outdoor Nationals.

Senior Kiran Sen has been a dual-sport athlete all throughout high school. He has found ways to incorporate sports into his daily routine without letting it affect his academic performance. Sen transitions from football in the fall to track in both the winter and spring seasons.

From having participated in both sports, Sen has realized that there are noticeable differences in the atmospheres between football and track.

“…football games have way more lively student sections, track meets are more laid back and your success depends on how hard you want to work individually in practice,” Sen said.

Sen is still debating his years to come after high school. The questions of what his plans are after high school are constantly being asked.

“It is quite daunting going to college alone, but deciding on whether or not I want to run in college is a whole other decision. It’s sad leaving both of my sports teams. But the goals and achievements I have completed are more than adequate for a fulfilling high school athletic career,” Sen said.

Sen initially started his high school sports career with wrestling his freshman year, then football and track his sophomore year.

His sophomore year outdoor track season had to be cut short because of a tragic tumble during his open 100m race. Sen had to miss out on his junior year football season, but luckily was able to recover and finish his junior year having done indoor and outdoor track.

“It was a huge disappointment for me because of how much of a limited track season I had in my sophomore year. Despite that it allowed me to focus a lot on track and set me up to have an extremely successful junior year track season,“ Sen said.

Through sports Sen has made many new friendships. Senior Daniel Jones has experienced both football and track seasons with him. Jones, a fellow relay member to Sen, is a two year starter for the Wildcats.

Kiran’s a good role model on both teams, having done track with him and then football really brought us close together.

— Daniel Jones

Starting quarterback junior Charlie Blessing played his freshman year season alongside Sen.

“Kiran has always been a dedicated worker, and always gives his all on every play with nothing less,” Blessing said.

Sen plans to continue sports with track and field after the football season is over. He is undecided about whether or not he plans to partake in either sport while in college.