Decatur High School senior Sochetrapagna “Pagna” Keo, track and field, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for May 6.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
A: My favorite subject in school is math.
Q: What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: One of my hobbies is to cook because I really enjoy eating.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: There are many people in my life that help m e succeed, but the person who helped me succeed the most would be my cross country coach and English teacher, Matthew Paterra.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given when it comes to your sport?
A: Life is just like a race: if you have a bad start, it doesn’t mean you can’t finish strong. Everything has its time, you just have to continue until you reach that time.
Q: Describe your pre-meet ritual:
A: My pre-meet ritual is pretty simple, but effective. I make sure I warm up properly, and have lots of water before and during my competition to stay hydrated, then hope for the best possible outcome.
Q: What’s your favorite post-meet meal?
A: Korean BBQ and boba.
Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
A: “Just a Cloud Away” by Pharrell Williams.
From the sidelines: Decatur senior Sochetrapagna “Pagna” Keo is completing his fourth year in the Decatur High School Track & Field program. He recently cleared 12 feet in pole vault now in a tie for second place in Decatur’s history in that event. Pagna also set a personal record (PR) in long jump in our last NPSL meet. He has also been a four-year participant in Cross Country. Pagna has excelled in the classroom earning a 3.863 cumulative Grade Point Average as a full-time Running Start student.