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Featured Athlete: Rohan Sharma

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Sydney Stout
Senior cross country runner Rohan Sharma placed third at the district meet. Sharma also achieved a personal record at this meet.

Rohan Sharma is a varsity cross country runner and has been running since his freshman year. Last week he placed fourth at the district meet.

Pregame:

Favorite pre-race meal: chicken and rice

Athlete you look up to: Eliud Kipchoge

Favorite TV show: “The Walking Dead”

Postgame:

TRL: When did you start running and why? 

RS:  I started running freshman year. Before that I used to swim, but I was really bad at it. So I decided to start running and have loved doing it ever since. I started really taking it seriously junior year when I made varsity, so it started to matter how I ran. 

TRL: What is your favorite part of cross country and why?

RS: [My favorite part of cross country is] probably my friends and our conversations. We make connections and strengthen our relationships with each other when we run.

TRL: How did you perform at the district meet? 

RS: I got fourth individually, and was my PR on the course. Usually, I visualize the course beforehand and create a game plan. 

TRL: How did you feel/what was your reaction when you got fourth at your meet?

RS: I was happy that I [set my personal record], but the fact that I got fourth was a little disappointing. I really wanted to push myself and get in the top two. 

TRL: What are your goals for the rest of the season?

RS: I really hope that the team gets third at state and individually I want to run a 15:30 in the 5K.

TRL: What coach has been the most influential to you and why?

RS: Coach Greg [has been most influential to me] because he always motivated me during workouts. He isn’t [at Lovejoy] anymore but I always remember him before races or practices. 

TRL: Do you want to continue running in college and where?

RS: Yeah, of course. I have had this thing where I run at least a mile a day and I started freshman year. The record is 52 years, so I’m going to try to keep it up while I’m alive. I also applied to Rice, so I hope I can run there.

TRL: How has cross country impacted your life?

RS: I think cross country has made me a better person and stronger mentally.

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Going into her junior year of high school and third year on staff, Mia Reaugh is ecstatic to start the year as Editor-In-Chief with her partner in crime, Campbell Lester. Outside the classroom you can find Reaugh running at Celebration park, binge-watching the latest reality TV show, waiting in line at Smoothie King or hanging out with her awesome friends (shoutout Pink PJs). Reaugh loves all things competitive! She runs track for Lovejoy and got second place in the 4x400 with her best friends/teammates at state this past spring. Reaugh’s favorite things consist of: Powerade, Zach Bryan, sunsets, Armor Coffee, Taylor Swift and Hoka running shoes. If you have any movie, song or book recommendations, don't be afraid to tell her. Reaugh hopes this year doesn’t fit into the horrible junior year stereotype and is able to accomplish her hefty goals.
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