Nevulis plans to make final season a memorable one.

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth South boys indoor track team won only three meets this winter. But without Carter Nevulis, the Panthers probably would not even have captured that many.

“Carter has been that valuable to us,” Head Coach Jeff Tracey said. “I have no idea how many points he’s scored in his career, but it has to be absolutely ridiculous.”

The most points a track athlete can score in a single meet is 20. Nevulis, who was unbeaten this winter in the 55-meter hurdles and high jump, and lost only once in the long jump, averaged 16 points per meet and was named MVP of the Patriot League’s Fisher Division.

“Kids don’t have a meet like that in their entire career, and that’s what I expected from Carter every time out,” Tracey said.

With such expectations comes tremendous pressure, but you’d never know it from watching or listening to Nevulis. “I just went into each meet with the thought, ‘Just do your job,’” he said.

This winter, that translated into setting school records in the 55 hurdles, clocking 7.74 seconds, and the high jump, leaping 6-foot-2, while advancing to the All-State meet in the 55 hurdles, long jump and high jump. His best finish at All-States was seventh in hurdles.

“He didn’t have a great day jumping, but the fact that he qualified for three events in the All-State meet is very impressive,” Tracey said. “Probably fewer than 10 kids in the state did that.”

Nevulis said making All-States was special, but setting the 55 hurdles record was the highlight of his winter. “I’d been working at that for a long time, and when I finally got it at the Patriot League meet, it was huge for me,” he said.

Nevulis has been making an impact with the Panthers since freshman year. “That’s not real common in track, especially in the Patriot League,” Tracey said. “If you score points freshman year, you’re a very good athlete.”

Tracey said Nevulis might be the best track athlete he has coached in his 23 years. “He’s not just a really good jumper and then good at a couple of other things; in every event he’s in he’s expected to win.”

Nevulis embraces those expectations. “I love to run and compete,” he said. “I’m definitely a competitive person, and the feeling of winning is the best.”

Although he’s rightfully confident, Tracey said you’ll never see brashness or cockiness. “If you saw him walking down the hall with a group of kids, you’d have no idea he was the best athlete,” he said. “He’s a quiet, humble, unassuming kid. He goes about his business quietly. Anything you ask him to do, he does it the way you want it done. He’s very easy to work with; just a great kid.”

His career isn’t over yet. Spring season beckons, and Nevulis is expected to break the school record in the 400 hurdles, which he missed doing last season by two-tenths of a second. He will also compete in the 110 hurdles, long jump, high jump and triple jump.

Following graduation, he plans to study finance and is currently leaning toward attending The American University of Paris or High Point University in North Carolina. A budding entrepreneur, he has already started an online company, 1620 Surf Co., that markets surfing, kayaking and paddleboard apparel.

“We wanted to create a cool local business/clothing brand, with the hope of turning it into a kayak and paddleboard rental shop in Plymouth,” he said.

Track will not be part of college, he said, so that he can “settle down a bit, focus on academics and get into life.” But he’ll leave behind a legacy with the Plymouth South program that will be difficult to match.