What made you choose to run Cross Country?
Growing up I had an older cousin who was like a big brother to me; he ran Cross Country and got me interested. When I didn’t make it in any of the other sports I tried cross-country and was pretty decent at it, so I stuck with it. I’ve been running competitively since 2005.
What is you favorite pre-race food?
How do you feel about this past season?
I’ve had a great past season. I’ve gotten closer to my team and have definitely improved athletically. It’s a blessing to be on such a close-knit team.
Do you have a teammate that you really look up to?
Taylor Diehl, he is always happy and encouraging. He keeps the team upbeat and energized, but get serious when he needs to. He is an awesome team captain and I love him.
Do you have a favorite quote or verse that helps you run?
Hebrews 12:1-4 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”
What is your favorite running memory?
Training on the beach over fall break in high school. I felt like Rocky Balboa in Rocky II.
What advice would you give to a freshman athlete?
Train in the off-season. Do not let yourself get out of shape.