Cashion’s Tatum Robertson – NWOK Girls Track Poll Winner – Presented by Iron Nation Harley-Davidson

 

 

Cashion senior Tatum Robertson has been competing in the shot put and discus for a little over six years now, after her father sparked her interest in the sport.

“My dad and my built-in coach, had thrown in high school and had fallen in love with it then,” she said. “He introduced me without knowing it would become my favorite activity.”

In addition to track, Robertson is involved in basketball, girls powerlifting, Leadership, and is a football manager, Senior Class President, STUCO President, Special Olympics volunteer, and Special Ed volunteer. She has a lot of love for the Cashion community and is proud to represent them while competing for her high school.

“I firmly believe that Cashion is a very rare community,” she said. “There is an endless amount of support in any area and is progressing by the day. Cashion is my home and will always be my home simply because there is no place else I would rather be. It is filled with support, love, and best wishes for what you want to pursue. In Cashion, it is more than just a sport, it is an investment into the creation of who you will become. The life skills you will carry with you. I believe your want to learn can be completely satisfied in every area at Cashion. I compete knowing that I will represent Cashion in the best way possible because in the end, this community has shaped me, so why wouldn’t I represent it to the best of my abilities?”

It is this mindset that Robertson carries with her as she competes, keeping her motivated to do the best she can.

“I find motivation knowing that each and every activity I do is making me a better person,” she said. “Each workout or practice is only preparing me for a better opportunity that I am creating for myself in the present or the long run. I also find that making my parents and community proud is more valuable than any metal or award. I want to have pride in the way I treat others and an ability to be a helping hand at all times.”

Robertson’s final high school season made her appreciate her sport even more, and she looks forward to continuing her track and field career while she attends UCO and pursues a degree in the medical field.

“I have learned this season the value of a smile in any sport I am competing in,” she said. “There is no sense in doing anything if it isn’t enjoyable. I am blessed to do what I love. It is bittersweet knowing everything I do will soon become a last but happy to know there is more ahead.”