David Fikhman: Track Star Overcomes Injury to Set Record

Mia Potamianos, Jamie Boeheim, Scottie/B.T. O’Bryan

Assistant RamFeed Producers, Editor of Promotion

Indoor Track senior captain David Fikhman has had a phenomenal running career over the past four years, competing for J-DHS on cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. Running is a year-round passion for Fikhman. This was his third year on the indoor track team.

 Courtesy of Steve Cannerelli

Courtesy of Steve Cannerelli

This season, Fikhman accomplished a variety of set goals, both individually and as a team. “My goal for my senior year was to make it back to states in an individual event and a relay,” said Fikhman. After last year, he wanted to be more successful and hopefully break a school record. He accomplished each of these goals while helping his team to win sectionals for his third year in a row.
 

Individually, Fikhman best event is the 300 meter, which he placed first in at sectionals and also placed in at states. He also placed in states for the 4 x 200 meter relay, consisting of senior Murad Amurlayev, senior Joey Armenta, and junior Maki Potamianos. The four made it to the state finals and broke the school record. He also made a huge comeback after having plantar fasciitis, which caused extreme pain in the bottom of his foot. Cross country and Indoor Track Head Coach Emily Rowles, said Fikhman is hardworking, dedicated, talented, and a detailed-oriented athlete. When it comes to being a captain, “he leads by example, he is also more of a ‘get it done’ kind of guy. He always performs with precision, accuracy, and consistency,” said Rowles.

Though he does not know where he will be going yet, Fikman's future plans are to run in college. He will miss running for J-DHS. Also, he will never forget all of the memories he has made over the years with friends, like making it back to states for the second year in a row.