The senior opened the cross country season with back-to-back wins at Logan-Magnolia and Jefferson-Scranton. She has finished in the top five in all of her meets and has been ranked as high as seventh in the state this year.
Q. You finished second to Tri-Center’s Michelle Mumm at the Woodbine Invitational on Monday. Were you happy with the results?
A. I was happy with how I ran. I was in first most of the race, but Michelle got me at the end. I did beat some other girls who have beaten me this year.
Q. How many years have you run at the state meet?
A. Two years. I was injured last year with a stress fracture in my foot. It was really frustrating and it’s been a long battle to get it healthy.
Q. Are you healthy now?
A. I’m feeling good now. At the beginning of the season, I was in a lot of pain, but then it just kind of snapped out of it.
Q. What do you like about running?
A. It gives me great satisfaction to do well at a meet and to hit a PR.
Q. Do you plan to continue in college?
A. I’ve been accepted at Iowa and emailed them my times. I’d really like to run there.
Q. Do you participate in other activities?
A. I’m on the dance team, the student senate and I’m a class officer. I also play the saxophone in the band and I’m in the choir.
Q. What career plans do you have?
A. I’d like to get into journalism, maybe sports broadcasting or maybe even directing musicals.
Q. What do you eat before you run?
A. I’ve always eaten Frosted Mini-Wheats since I was a freshman. It fills me up, but doesn’t weigh me down.
Q. What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
A. I don’t really have time for TV, but I liked the movie “State of Play” that we watched in school. It was action-filled and suspenseful.
Q. Who’s your favorite actor?
A. Probably Julia Roberts. I love all the movies she does, especially “Eat, Pray, Love.”