Senior Spotlight: Hope Preston (Davis)

How did you first get started running?
My dad competed in iron mans and I would always watch him and I just aspired to be like him!

Favorite Workout?
Most track workouts are pretty good but my favorite would be doing ladders or 400 repeats! also long 10 mile long runs are fun too!

Least Favorite Workout?
Probably uphill 2 mile tempo

What was the greatest obstacle you've had to overcome in your high school career?
Dealing with sickness this last cross country season!

How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race?
I make sure I eat healthily and go to bed the week of a race. then I feed myself positive thoughts and make sure I have a race plan and try my best to follow through with it.

Any Pre Race superstitions?
I have a lucky scrunchie that I wear in my hair almost every race! I also have my race socks I always wear too! 

Most memorable race?
One of my favorite races was at the Weber State XC Invitational! at like 200 m to go I was in 4th place, feeling dead. and suddenly I just got a burst of energy, and I kicked and ended up winning!

What is the best piece of advice you have received from either a coach or teammate?
The best advice I've been given from my coach is to trust in the process, and that results might not show right away, but they will eventually if I keep putting in the work. my dad also has been a great coach for me, and he has taught me the principle of sacrifice. there was a quote he told me, and it stuck with me "the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice."

Where are you at on college decisions?
I have committed to run at Utah Valley University.

What are your top 3 goals you wish to accomplish before you graduate?
My top 3 goals are first to get sub 5 in the mile. next is to get sub 2:14 in the 800, and then I'm hoping to win State in either the mile or 800.

Fun Questions

Favorite Food?
Thai curry or sushi

Favorite movie?

I have many, haha my top favs are live-action cinderella, crazy rich Asians, surfs up, leap year, and the greatest showman.

Favorite song?
In with you- Vance joy

Favorite Color?

What's your favorite season, and why?
I love summer because it's warm and there are so many fun things to do!

Do you play any other sports?

No, I do not. I grew up playing a lot of different sports, though. I might join the swim team this year too!

How many pairs of running shoes have you gone through in your lifetime?
I don't even know! too many to count, haha

What's something that's on your bucket list?
Go skydiving and travel the world.

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

What's one fun fact about you?
I am a half New Zealander and lived there for 5 years!