Name: Kristen Hoelscher
Sports: Cross-country, track
Claim to fame/honors: Four-year varsity cross-country and track, honor student with 4.3 grade-point average; plans to run in college and major in veterinary science.
Bet you didn’t know … I’ve driven a tank
Words you live by: Our warmup is your workout
Toughest opponent: Jarred Wamsley from the boys team always pushed me to do my best and push me past my best to do even better; he’d motivate me.
Biggest influence: My family; my uncle and grandpa were runners — that’s originally why I started cross-country six years ago
Meet-day rituals: I always French braid my hair; always have to have Eclipse gum; always have to wear black socks
What’s on your bedroom walls? Running quotes; a world map to show where I’ve been
When I’m bored I like to … play with my dog, Pepper, an Australian cattle dog
Favorite movie: Lilo and Stitch
Person who would play you in a movie: Shailene Woodley
Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead
Favorite musical artist: I listen to all different music types
I can’t live without: Food
I can live without: Running
Event you’d like to attend: The Grammys or the Summer Olympics
Favorite book: A Dog’s Purpose
Favorite home-cooked meal: My grandma’s macaroni and cheese
Favorite restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse
Favorite smell: Bacon
Favorite cereal: Life
Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Target
Vegetable you won’t eat: Purple cabbage
I’d love to trade places for a day with … the president
Whose mind would you like to read? My dog
Place where you’d love to travel? Alaska is very beautiful; even though I’ve already been there, I’d love to go back
Talent you’d like to have? Run a marathon; I can finish a marathon, but don’t know if I can run the whole way
Favorite school subject: Math. Is it challenging for me? Yes. But do I like it? Yes.
Favorite athlete: Steve Prefontaine
Favorite team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Olympic sport: Track, probably the mile or 4x800
Something in the world I’d like to change: Homelessness
Favorite sports moment: At the Brookville Invitational my sophomore year I passed out during the race. I came to and finished the race with a personal best.
Favorite junk food: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Best thing about cross-country: The team; it becomes a big family
In 10 years, I hope to be … remembered
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