800m - 2:18.72
1600m - 5:16.07
3200m - 11:48.36
4K (xc) - 14:42.50
5K (xc) - 18:27.30
State XC 2017 - 24th place (All-State)
State XC 2016 - 83rd place
State XC 2015 - 15th place (All-State)
State XC 2014 - 19th place (All-State)
State XC 2013 - 68th place
State XC 2012 - 50th place
State T&F 2014 - 4x800 2nd place
State T&F 2013 - 4x800 alternate
Where were you born, and what does your athletic background look like?
Who are your coaches cross country?
Ryan Aylesworth and Nina Lubarski are my amazing distance coaches. They are so incredibly supportive, and although they want us to always succeed and place well, they are so absolutely understanding and kind even when we don't have the days we wanted. They motivate us to work extremely hard, while also encouraging us to have fun doing it.
Which Bemidji Lumberjack teammate has helped you the most this cross country season?
Kayla DeWitt has helped me so much this season. She has so much drive and determination, and when I'm tired or just don't feel like running, she always motivates me to keep running and work my hardest.
You were the individual champion at the Bemidji Invitational. How did that race unfolded for you this year?
I went out in that race wanting to win. I felt confident before the race, but I knew that there were top runners there and I would have to battle them for the win. Throughout the race I just tried to stay relaxed, and I wasn't going for time, just for place.
Caitlin Covington of Perham, Jerzie Finstad of Thief River Falls and I were together as a pack for the first mile. Finstad slowly fell off the pace and it was Covington and me for the next mile running together. Then with a mile to go I pulled ahead and tried to stay calm the rest of the way and stretch the lead as much as I could. I felt really strong all the way through the race, and it was great to have those two girls push me.
What has been your biggest obstacle?
My biggest obstacle has been that I struggle a lot with confidence. Both with running and other things I do, I never think I'm good enough. I was extremely depressed for over a year, but I finally got my life back together this summer. Although I'm extremely thankful that I don't struggle with depression anymore, I still have issues with my self-confidence, and it's been something that I've been really trying to work on.