Featured Athlete: Trevor Malik

Senior Trevor Malik has been in cross country for six years. Maliks current goal for cross country is to is to get top 10 individually at state.

Courtesy of Trevor Malik

Senior Trevor Malik has been in cross country for six years. Malik’s current goal for cross country is to is to get top 10 individually at state.

Senior Trevor Malik is ranked the fastest runner on the cross country team. Malik will be competing in regionals today. 

Pre-Game:

Favorite movie: Cars

Favorite fast food: Whataburger 

Favorite college team: Oklahoma State University

Favorite color: Green

Years in cross country: Six

Post-Game:

The Red Ledger: How long have you been in cross country? Why did you join?

Trevor Malik: I have been in cross country since eighth grade, so this is my sixth year.

TRL: Why did you join cross country?

TM: I joined because my brother did it, and I stuck with it.

TRL: What is the most memorable moment from cross country for you?

TM: My most memorable moment in cross country is standing on the line at state, waiting for the gun to shoot off and looking down the line and seeing hundreds of runners. It’s very nerve-racking.

TRL: What are some achievements you have in cross country?

TM: I was a part of the third place team at state my sophomore year.

TRL: How are you preparing for regionals?

TM: I am preparing for regionals by following what my coach is telling us to do at practice and staying safe and healthy.

TRL: How do you feel you will perform in regionals?

TM: I feel like I will perform well at regionals. I have been improving in my times each race, and it’s getting more competitive. So, I should be able to stay up with the lead pack.

TRL: What effect has cross country had on your life?

TM: It has shown me discipline and determination to never give up even when times are hard.

TRL: Who has supported you the most during your cross country career?

TM: I think coach [Logan] Kelly and coach [Greg] Christensen have supported me the most throughout high school.

TRL: What is the most difficult part about cross country?

TM: The most difficult part is the training and determination to not give up and keep going at it.

TRL: Who is your role model for cross country? Why?

TM: My role model for cross country is Will Muirhead because he never gives up and is always training to become a better runner and is always helping others and encouraging them.

TRL: What are some goals you have with cross country in the future?

TM: My goal for cross country is to get top 10 individually at state, and a podium spot for the team.