A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Mack Richards

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

This video was produced by San Benito High School seniors, Julia Hicks and Mack Richards.


Mack Richards is a senior at San Benito High School and a cross country athlete. In the video, he shares what a typical day in his life.

Richards will be attending Brigham Young University where he plans to major in mechanical engineer.

“Being a student athlete at SBHS has given me a great environment to grow and improve in, and it has taught me the importance of hard work, goal setting and supporting those around us,” Richards said.

The video, part of a ten-part series, was produced by Julia Hicks, a senior at San Benito High School and a participant in BenitoLink’s internship program. She provided suggestions to athletes on what they should focus their video on and then edited the videos on her cell phone with a simple application. Hicks is a track and field athlete and co-editor in chief of the school yearbook.

Hicks will be attending the Honors College at Boise State University this fall and plans on majoring in criminal justice with a minor in journalism.

Following a summer and fall internship with BenitoLink in 2020, she produced the videos that feature Baler athletes from different sports as an extension of  her yearbook class and as a way to get student-athletes motivated during quarantine. She said the overall goal of the series is to illustrate what it means to be a student athlete at San Benito High School.


The BenitoLink Internship Program is a paid, skill building program that prepares local youth for a professional career. This program is supported by Monterey Peninsula Foundation AT&T Golf Tour, United Way, Taylor Farms and the Emma Bowen Foundation.



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BenitoLink Staff