Featured Athlete: Srishti Shetty

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Taylor Clapp

Wingspan’s featured athlete for 10/27 is varsity cross country runner freshman Srishti Shetty.

Wingspan: “When did you start running competitively?”

Shetty: “I started running competitively in seventh grade for middle school and I ran in eighth grade too.”

Wingspan: “Why did you start running cross country?”

Shetty: “I started running because my dad runs marathons and I ran long distance and track so I was pretty good at it.”

Wingspan: “Who is your biggest inspiration?”

Shetty: “I still haven’t found my biggest one but probably my dad.”

When you’re running a race by mile two your legs are done but it’s the mental strength that form the best runners,”

— freshman Srishti Shetty

Wingspan: “What is your favorite part about cross country?”

Shetty: “My favorite part is the team and their environment because it is such a great thing to be a part of.”

Wingspan: “What is the most difficult part about cross country?”

Shetty: “The most difficult part is the mental stress. When you’re running a race by mile two your legs are done but it’s the mental strength that form the best runners.”

Wingspan: “What has been your favorite cross country memory?”

Shetty: “My favorite cross country memory was us winning district as a sweep state. It was such an enlightening experience.”

Wingspan: “How has cross country shaped you as a person?”

Shetty: “My inspiration is probably Eluid Kipchoge, he is a crazy marathon runner. Throughout his fastest marathon, you can see him battling his mind trying to pull through and even if he doesn’t reach his goals he still continues to put in the work and effort.”

Wingspan: “What is your biggest goal finishing out the season and heading to state?”

Shetty: “My biggest goal is to enjoy state because it is an amazing opportunity. Additionally, the course is supposed to be beautiful so I’m happy for the change of scenery. I’m aiming for top 40 and I think it’s a good achievable goal for me.”