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POP QUIZ

Jesse ReiserMcHenrySophomoreCross country, track and field

1. What song really gets you in the mood to compete?“Victory Lap” by Macklemore.

2. Do you ever want to psyche out your opponents?No, I just like the competition.

3. What’s your favorite movie about running?“Prefontaine.” I like how dedicated he was and the drive he had to succeed in his dreams.

4. Who has the nicest track in the area?Crystal Lake Central. It’s not wide open, in a good area where there’s not as much wind.

5. What event do you think is the toughest in track and field?The 800 or 1,600. This conference is so tough in distances, it makes every single race tough.

Faith FurioCary-GroveJuniorTrack and field

1. What song really gets you in the mood to compete?I can’t think of one particular song, but I like the Imagine Dragons’ CD.

2. Do you ever want to psyche out your opponents?That’s never really crossed my mind. I try to focus on my race.

3. What’s your favorite movie about running?“Chariots of Fire.” I find almost any sports movie inspiring.

4. Who has the nicest track in the area?Probably Huntley. The pits are nice and the boards are good.

5. What event do you think is the toughest in track and field?The 100 is a full-on sprint to see who the fastest person is. It’s so hard-core.

Lauren Van VlierbergenJacobsSophomoreCross country, track and field

1. What song really gets you in the mood to compete?“Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink and Fun. Some of my teammates were actually singing it at last Saturday’s meet.

2. Do you ever want to psyche out your opponents?No, usually I try to stay as passive as possible and let them think whatever.

3. What’s your favorite movie about running?“Forrest Gump.” It’s very inspirational.

4. Who has the nicest track in the area?Jacobs. We just got a new surface in this year. It was really bad, now it’s really nice.

5. What event do you think is the toughest in track and field?Definitely the 400. It’s a sprint for a really long time.

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