What sport do you play?
“I’m currently on the cross country team.”
How long have you played? Did you start playing at a younger age or did you start here at SMN?
“I’ve been playing for 4 years.”
What motivates you to keep going?
“Goals that I have, like future goals that affect getting to college, like running in college”
Do you plan to pursue your sport as a career or play in college or both?
“Both. Colorado or Michigan are my favorite two schools that I would like to get to. After college I would like to run pro, but not for very long, just to experience it.
Do you have a pregame ritual, something that gets you in the zone?
“I don’t like listening to music. Instead, I try to visualize the race, usually eating a snack like two and half hours before a meet. I then just focus on the meet that’s ahead.”
What’s a goal you would like to accomplish?
“I want to go as far as I can. If there is an opportunity for full-ride scholarships to dream schools then of course I’d take it. It’s about the experience for me.”
Many people refer to you as a future Olympic athlete, do you feel like you can get there?
My times are pretty good, beating my personal and school records. I just want to go as far as I can.”