Athlete of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Will Geist

School: Shawnee High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Cross Country and Track

Claim to fame/honors: CBC Runner of the Year/1st place Conference Meet (2017), Member of NHS, Recipient of Victor Bobo Citizenship Award, Shawnee Cross Country Top 10 Fastest 5k

Words you live by: "Never give up." and Hebrews 12:1-3, "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, ²fixing our eyes on Jesus…³Consider him who endured such opposition…so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."

Toughest opponent: Runners of Jonathan Alder

Biggest influence: Coach Brian DeSantis

Game-day rituals: Eat a solid breakfast (not protein filled), listen to calm music and have fun with my teammates; afterwards I save my race bib

What's on your bedroom walls: A painting and cork board with a calendar and other important stuff, also a picture of a runner running up a mountain with the caption of "Perseverance"

When I'm bored I like to … Play piano, eat and watch Netflix

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park

Person who would play you in a movie: Daniel Dae Kim

Favorite TV show: Hawaii Five-0 (new version)

Favorite book: The Hobbit

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and noodles

Favorite restaurant: Rudy's Smokehouse

Whose mind would you like to read: My mom's so I know exactly what she wants me to do when she tells me to do something

Place where you'd love to travel: Spain

Talent you'd like to have: I'd like to be great at dancing.

Favorite school subject: Social Studies/History

Favorite athlete: Ed Hochuli (former college athlete)

Favorite team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Something in the world I'd like to change: I would like to change government corruption.

Favorite sports moment: Participating in the State Meet

Favorite junk food: Kettle corn

Best thing about your favorite sport: Camaraderie and team

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