Our next senior is track and cross country sensation, Max Foshee. Max has been a member of both teams during his time here at Cardinal Ritter. Max has been so good since his freshman year that he will be continuing his education and athletic career at Spaulding University in Kentucky.
Max’s Cross Country and Track Coach, Coach Ford says something that is very poignant, “athletics allows interaction with other fellow students on a team with common and individual goals creating a sense of belonging which is very important. It builds self esteem and sense of community by reaching those goals. It allows others to see different perspective and diversity of views.
When asked about Max in relation to running, Coach Ford’s passion came through immediately saying, “No runner I have had in 10 years at Cardinal Ritter embodies the reason we have athletics associated with academics than Max Foshee…”
Coach Ford added, “He (Max) is a funny and outgoing young man. His perspective, which is most times a quick statement, and most times I have to take a moment to digest, are very refreshingly, delightful, and sometimes very funny. He sees things others don’t and I am really going to miss that when Max leaves.”
He reminisced about a story when they first met and Max was explaining “in detail” what he saw in the tree at Eagle Creek. The way Max tells the story, like he is in “drama class” as Coach Ford puts it , “brings tears as I will not have that anymore.”
Coach Ford has many stories about Max and said, “I can also tell you I am better person for knowing him.”
“Max is a very good HS runner and helped his team win conference and advance to Semi-State his senior year,” He explained, “and he is going onto to study and run Cross Country and Track at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.”
Here is a little more about Max:
He plans to go to Spalding University to study political science and is hoping to work in government relations.
His most memorable Cardinal Ritter experiences were going to senior retreat and experiencing what it had to offer and seeing the girls cross country team making it to State for the first time
Max said he will miss the Class of 2020 and my teachers
Max would like to thank, “Mr. Bowker, Coach Ford, the cross country team and my parents”
Thank you Max!!!