Mustang's Marcus Starega – Canadian Valley Tech Athlete of the Month
The Canadian Valley Tech Athlete of the Month is Marcus Starega, a senior at Mustang High School. Starega is a standout on the track team and currently holds the school record for long jump at 23 feet.
Starega placed at the state meet in long jump as a sophomore and his goal this season is to jump 26 feet and win state.
“I’ve been working a lot harder and working out,” said Starega, “currently lifting weights and doing a lot more sprinting outside of school. Also been training hard for indoor meets coming up in January; that’s just seeing where I’m at.”
Starega is also a sprinter and competes in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, 100m and 200m.
Marcus is currently taking the Digital Media Technology Program at CV Tech and speaks glowingly about the class.
“I honestly love it, as a senior I’m ahead in everything and in my last quarter this spring I get to go do an internship at MGP, a company where people can rent cameras in Oklahoma for filming movies,” said Starega.
He also says that he’s truly learned a lot in the program.
“I’m learning how to do all the positioning of where people are in an actual movie studio,” said Starega, “learning how to use a C100 camera, we go on field trips to go help with music videos and movies to help us see what an actual work environment looks like.”
Starega has a 3.3 GPA and is a member of the Key Club and Student Council at Mustang High. He has track scholarship offers from OCU, UCO and Oklahoma Christian. His goal to earn a division one scholarship and major in either digital media or cinematography.