Sofia Estes: Cross Country & Track–Fort Lewis College
February 6, 2020
The Red Ledger: What sport do you play, and how long have you been playing?
Sofia Estes: I run in cross country, and I’ve been running since 7th grade, and I only practice with Lovejoy.
TRL: What goals do you have for college sports?
SE: Honestly, I just want to improve, and that’s been my goal since the beginning, and then after I sign, the goal is to do the same.
TRL: Would you ever consider going professional?
SE: No, honestly I didn’t even expect to run in college, but the school had a nice program and the team seemed really nice, and I still enjoy running. So it just fit.
TRL: How has playing sports impacted your life?
SE: I think it’s been really nice, and it’s kept me productive every day, and it’s a really good stress reliever. I would probably be a lot more stressed out if I didn’t run.
TRL: What is your best memory regarding this sport?
SE: We have a camp that we go to over the summer, we go to Taos in New Mexico, and just going there is really fun.
TRL: Why did you choose this school?
SE: The team’s really nice, and the coach cares a lot about academics, and even as a collegiate athlete, I want to put academics first, and athletics second.