Future Stars Spotlight: Carlee Hansen (Woods Cross)

2019 Outdoor Rankings for Carlee Hansen

EventTimeClass Rank In StateState RankClass Rank in Nation
1 Mile*4:42.861st1st1st
* Carlee Hansen Ranks 6th overall in the Nation for One Mile

How did you first get started running?
I started running as a young kid in fourth of July mile runs. running was always something I enjoyed in any of my activities 

Why did you decide to become a distance runner?
I like to race what I'm competitive in and distance was my strength. 

What do you remember about your first high school race?
I remember XC. it was all so new even though I've run races before. I also remember it hurting, 3 miles is a lot different from 1. 

What has been your most memorable race to date?
Simplot freshman year. I didn't even win but it was so exciting for me to break 5 minutes 

What are some goals you wish to accomplish by your senior year?
I want to break 4:40 in the mile and do well at a XC national meet

What has been some good advice that you have received from your older teammates?
Nothing is ever certain. you could always win or lose 

Were there any struggles adjusting to the high school level?
No, I started running with the high school team is 7th grade so I knew the team before I went to high school

What kind of improvements do you want to make or things to focus on for your the next school year?
I want to focus on xc as well as try new events in track. 

What advice would you give to the incoming freshman for next season?
Don't compare yourself to some who is faster than you. some of the best runner I've seen progressed slowly over their high school career. 

Fun Questions

Favorite Food?
Chicken mango salad 

Favorite Movie?
Emperors New Groove
Favorite song?
Party in the USA

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?  
To fly 

What's one fun fact about you?
I LOVE to ski