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March 3, 2013

Around the Horn with Haverhill track star Alex Mayhew

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What are your goals for spring track? “To go to New Englands and Nationals again. To break the 200 and 100 meter records for our school (Joe Hicks, 11.04, 2010 and Andy Alsup, 22.18, 1996).”

How big are you? “5-7, 150.”

You were a cheerleader in football, how did you get into that? “I did it my sophomore year at Haverhill. My junior year I did East Celebrity Elite in Tewksbury. I didn’t do any cheerleading this fall.”

Did cheerleading subject you to any razzing? “It was a pretty rough experience. They do make fun of you. I got made fun of every single day. It doesn’t really bother me. You have to do what you like to do.”

How did you get into it? “I love to do flips. I tumbled in the backyard every day. I loved it.”

Why didn’t you do it this fall for Haverhill? “I really, really should have.”

Was it because you didn’t want to be made fun of? “They can make fun of me every day, I didn’t care. I wish I made time. I regret it.”

What’s your best tumbling move? “Roundoff handspring, double back flip.”

Do you play any other sports? “I played middle school football. Once I got to high school, I didn’t think it was me. I was really good in middle school.”

Are you looking at any schools? “I want to go to community college then transfer to a state college. Absolutely, I want to run track.”

Do you work? “I work at Ravensburger in Newton, N.H.”

What’s something people don’t know about you? “I’m afraid of heights.”

Are you from an athletic family? “My brother, Patrick Mayhew, is really fast. He ran at Hyde Park High in Boston. I moved to Haverhill in the sixth grade from Boston.”

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