Athlete of the week for Oct. 8


Makenna Sunbury, Seymour cross-country, freshman

Accomplishments this past week: Won the Batesville InvitationalĀ  and placed second at the Hoosier Hills Conference with a personal best at Bedford North Lawrence.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week?

“I rested more than I usually do, ate pasta the night before the race, researched who my competition would be and wore my lucky headband during the race. I also worked hard and ran smart during my workouts.”

What did you do well?

“I paced myself during the race. At Batesville, I pulled away after the first kilometer in the race and mentally pushed myself to the finish. At Bedford, I was patient and ran with the lead pack for the first mile. Then, I pulled ahead with my teammate, Ashton Chase, and pushed up the hills all the way to the finish.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

I eat a carb-filled dinner and get to bed earlier than I usually do. I also plan out the race in my head the day before.

Favorite drink: Water

Favorite food: Strawberries

Favorite band: Twenty One Pilots

Favorite book: Divergent

Favorite class: Geometry

Role model: Zoey Johnson

Best Advice?

“Never give up because you will always have something left in your tank.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“The Great Barrier Reef because I would want to scuba dive and see the most famous reef in the world and the animals that inhabit it.”

Athletic goal (current or future)?

“I want to get a PR this season of 18:55 and run at state.”

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