Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?
A. During my freshman year of track I was getting into minimalist running. I wore next to zero padding. I was having a great season and my 4x800 relay was about to break the school record. However, a stress fracture ended my season early and the record was broken without me. I was devastated, and since then I’ve taken an intelligent approach to running where I listen to my body and train accordingly. It was a tough lesson to learn but I value it greatly.
Q. What is something that not everyone knows about you?
A. I’m ranked first in my class.
Q. What is your favorite memory of playing sports at your school?
A. After winning the NCC title, a few of my teammates put me on their backs and carried me all the way back to our campsite. It felt great knowing I earned that level of respect.
Q. What’s your favorite music, movie, TV show, etc.?
A. Music: Billy Joel. Movie: The Prestige. TV show: The Office. Book: 1984. Sports team: Minnesota Vikings.
Q. Who is the best athlete in your respective sport you’ve ever gone up against?
A. Whitney Jennings in a game of PIG, but actually Matt Dorsey from Lawrence Central who won state.
Q. What are your goals for your future? Do you plan on attending college?
A. I plan on attending college and hopefully running on the track team.
Each week during the school year the Pharos-Tribune recognizes an athlete from one of five area high schools. The recipients are selected by each school’s athletic department.