Sport: Cross Country and Track
Next Home Meet: The Bozeman Running Company MSU Invitational, Bridger Creek Golf Course, Sept. 17: Men’s 8k at 9:00 a.m., Women’s 3 mile at 9:45 a.m.
Major: English Literature
Year in School: Senior
Study Abroad: Fall 2010 in Southwest England
How long involved in sport: 8 years
What’s your favorite aspect of cross country?
I really enjoy the long bus and plane trips to the meets. It is a lot of fun going to the restaurants and hotels and hanging out with all my teammates. I also like the long runs on Sundays on the trails around Bozeman.
Why did you start?
I tried soccer and wasn’t very good. The Flathead High School cross country team was really good at the time, so my parents encouraged me to join the program.
What are you looking forward to this season?
The regional meet in mid-November. We will be facing some of the teams from last year and trying to beat them to qualify for nationals. Last year we were ranked and expected to do well but tanked, so this year we are going to redeem ourselves. This meet is the big climax of the year.
Do you have other hobbies/activities/interests?
Backpacking, waterskiing, cooking, traveling.
How do you motivate yourself before a meet?
I visualize crossing the finish line and achieving all my goals. Also, just the adrenaline of the competition and the confidence that all of the training will pay off.
What person or quotation most inspires you?
Dan Hodge, High School Coach: “Do as good as you could.” We even made shirts with this quote.
Basically, just live up to your potential.
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