Runner Lee sets high goals for national meet
NAME: Emma Lee ’13
SPORT: Cross country
HOMETOWN: St. Paul, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Como Park High School
WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: It was the only school I was interested in that had a Nordic ski team.
CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY: Four-time all-MIAC, two-time all-American
PRE-RACE RITUAL: Drills and strides in a certain order
FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONG: “Yes” by LMFAO
FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Remember the Titans”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Parks and Recreation”
FAVORITE BOOK: “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Black Sea
FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Jessie Diggins
THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Shalane Flanagan, Jon Stewart, J.K. Rowling
FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN CROSS COUNTRY: Nordic skiing
RANDOM FACT: I can finish Thursday New York Times crosswords.
BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: We put in a lot of volume and intensity here. In college, everyone is more dedicated to his or her sports.
FAVORITE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Finishing 10th at the national cross country meet my sophomore year.
BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Drink milk and believe in yourself.
GOALS FOR NATIONAL MEET: I think our team can place in the top 10. I’m shooting to be a top-10 individual.
PLANS AFTER OLAF: Graduate school for exercise physiology or kinesiology.
- Alana Patrick