The Scheffler Shuffle - An Interview

Photo provided by Kim Scheffler

Personal Records:

100mH - 17.34

300mH - 46.23

4K (xc) - 16:52.30

5K (xc) - 23:07.20

Long Jump - 15-0

Class A State 2016 - 300h (8th)

Where were you born?

I was born in New Prague, but I have lived in rural Henderson all of my life.

What sports did you play when you were younger?

I was in t-ball Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Other than that I didn't do any other sports before I joined Cross Country and Track in 7th grade.

Why did you decide to start running?

For as long as I can remember I have liked running. I ran my first 5k when I was 10 years old. Many people told me I should join cross country so I did, not really knowing what it was. I fell in love with the sport so of course I wanted to join Track in the spring. I thought that I would be only a distance runner in track but right away I was put into sprinting and hurdling events to try them out. By 8th grade I switched over to sprinting for track and I love it.

How does cross country help you as a hurdler?

I would say cross country definitely helps me as a hurdler. Not only does it help me stay in shape for track, it also helps me stay strong mentally.