Featured Athlete: Garrett Reeves


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Wingspan’s Featured Athlete for 9/16 is track runner, senior Garrett Reeves.

Harley Classe, Sports Editor

Wingspan: When did you start Cross Country?

Reeves: “I started at the beginning of my Sophomore year.”

Wingspan: Who encouraged you to start Cross Country?

Reeves: “A few of my friends that were in it already encouraged me to join.”

Wingspan: What is the hardest part about Cross Country?

Reeves: “Staying mentally tough/strong while drilling or practicing for a meet is probably the hardest part.”

Wingspan: What’s your favorite part about Cross Country?

Reeves: “My favorite part is going to competitions and meets to compete.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest role model?

Reeves: “Rather than one person in particular, I’d say all of my teammates are my biggest role models because seeing them work hard gives me the desire to get better at what I’m participating in.”

Wingspan: What is one thing people think about Cross Country that isn’t actually true?

Reeves: “I think people assume that it is an extremely physically demanding sport. It’s more mentally demanding to be honest. In terms of being physically demanding, it’s close to the same as other sports such as football.”

Wingspan: Do you have a pre-meet routine?

Reeves: “Before a meet I need to drink a good amount of water to be hydrated, stretch my legs and arms out, and prepare mentally for my match: Focusing on what I know how to do, blocking out outside noise, and remembering the work I put in to get to that point.”