Makenna Sunbury, Seymour cross-country, freshman
Accomplishments this past week: Won the Batesville Invitational 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
“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.”