Altus’ Nehemiah McCaskill – Altus-Lawton-Ardmore Area Boys Track Poll Winner – Presented by Cameron Army ROTC

Altus senior Nehemiah McCaskill had plenty of support in VYPE’s online track poll. It is this support from the Altus community that encourages McCaskill’s love for his high school even more.

“Being about to represent for your town, school, and community is a good thing to do,” he said.

McCaskill has competed in track since he was in seventh grade in the 4×100, 4×200, 400, and 4×400, his favorite of which he says is the 4×100. After growing up watching his older siblings compete, he decided that he wanted to follow in their footsteps.

“Ever since then I loved the sport,” he said. “I was interested in the sport because my older brothers and sisters would do it and I would see them compete, and that’s what I wanted to do.”

McCaskill’s final season at Altus High has been a good one, and he looks forward to seeing how this chapter will end.

“So far it’s been a great season,” he said. “We PR almost every meet and I’m looking forward to state.”

McCaskill’s parents have taught him a lesson that sticks with him and motivates him to always strive to be his best.

“They all say someone is always watching you; you may not know it but they do – how you act how you do things, how you handle situations, etc.,” he said.

His father in particular has been an important role model for McCaskill.

“I would have to say my dad would be my biggest role model,” he said. “He tells us to never quit and just keeps pushing me to do my best in any event or sport.”

After high school McCaskill plans on joining the military and eventually retiring from it.