photo: Mike Ayers
Some of my cousins did cross country, and in seventh grade I decided I was going to do it without entirely knowing what distance running was. Then all of my friends were running as well, so I was hooked.
Winning the state meet as a team in 2020, and my senior year team camp this past summer. Winning state was the pinnacle of three or four years of work and dreaming together, and seeing that pay off in such dominant fashion was extremely gratifying and galvanizing. Team camp was when I got so incredibly close to the team, and everyone appreciated it so much more for having missed it the previous year.
It alternates between computer science and physics.
We don’t treat it as a workout per se, but summer long runs are probably my favorite practice we do. They are around a beautiful lake in which we swim afterwards.
I am addicted to running on singletrack trails to an almost problematic extent, to the point where I have injured myself by running for too long when I have access to trails.
A lot of stir-fried rice and meat dishes really do it for me.
Thai Connection in downtown Columbus
I enjoy most rock, and a lot of modern rap, but most especially any rap with trumpets in the sample.
Orson Scott Card. I would be fascinated to see what he would eat and I would love to pick his brain about all sorts of things.
Danny Fisher and my parents certainly
Nick Willis. That man is sage and consistent and unshakable. I would like to have the kind of perspective he has on anything.
This track season I am aiming to break 4:00 for the mile, 1:50 for the 800, and 8:50 for the 2-mile.
I am going to Colorado University. It came out of a group which included Purdue, Boise State, Missouri State, and Colorado State.
I would like to be employed doing something I’m happy with, and running in the mountains as much as possible.