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Athlete of the Week: Lainee Stiver, Valley View

Name: Lainee Stiver

School: Valley View High School

Sport: Cross Country

Class: 2019

Age: 17

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Claim to fame: Won a contest in Sports Illustrated Kids magazine a few years ago

Bet you didn’t know: I have four hermit crabs

Toughest opponent/why: Oakwood, because they run with everything they’ve got

Favorite Book: The Giver

Favorite Movie: The Giver

Favorite TV Show: Blue Bloods

Favorite Musical Artist: Sabrina Carpenter

Favorite Pro Athlete / why: Misty Copeland, because I wish I could dance like her

Favorite Smell: Vanilla Lime

Favorite home cooked meal: Lasagna

Game day rituals: Nap on the bus, stay warm and stretch

Person who would play me in a movie / why: Natalie Portman, because we have similar personalities

Words you live by: The faster you run the sooner you’re done

Biggest influence / why: My parents, because they’ve taught me a lot

I am most annoyed by: Loud eaters

You can’t live without: A Sweatshirt

Most embarrassing moment: Busting out laughing at a really bad joke during choir practice

In 10 years, I’ll be: Living in an apartment producing films

Best thing about cross country: Being with my team every day and pushing myself to be better

Worst thing about cross country: Temperature extremes affecting my race

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Beets

Favorite junk food: Moose Tracks ice cream

Favorite school subject: Math

Last DVD or video game I bought: Just Dance 2017

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Denny Shepherd

Love to trade places for a day with: A small behind the scenes job on a movie set, just to watch!

When I’m bored, I like to: Draw

Worst habit: Eating junk food

On your bedroom walls: All kinds of things I’ve made or painted

Talent I’d most like to have: Musical talent, especially with the violin

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