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Athlete of the Week: Taylor Ewert, Beavercreek High School

Name: Taylor Ewert

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Cross-country

Class: 2020

Age: 15

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Claim to fame: Running

Bet you didn’t know: I went to Peru with Team USA for the 10k racewalk

Toughest opponent/why: Myself because running is sometimes more of a mental challenge than a physical one

Favorite book: Running With the Buffaloes

Favorite movie: Avatar

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist/song: I can’t pick one, I like a lot of different music.

Favorite pro athlete/why: Emma Coburn because she’s a hard worker and believes in herself when no one else does

Favorite smell: Freshly baked cookies

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s pasta

Game-day rituals: Wearing my lucky socks and ribbon for every race

Words you live by: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Biggest influence: My older brother and my parents

I am most annoyed by: When I can’t find my phone

I can’t live without: My friends

Most embarrassing moment: When I was 8, stopping and getting a drink of water 200 meters before the end of the race

In 10 years, I’ll be: In medical school

Best thing about cross-country: Being able to go on long runs with my friends and pushing myself in races

Worst thing about cross-country: Running on days that are really cold

Vegetable I just won’t eat: None. I love vegetables

Favorite junk food: Chips

Favorite school subject: Science

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Mark Wetmore

Love to trade places for a day with: Emma Coburn

When I’m bored, I like to: Draw

Worst habit: Getting distracted

On your bedroom walls: Posters and pictures of runners and quotes

Talent I’d most like to have: Hand-eye coordination

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