Senior Spotlight: Heidi Sumsion (Springville)


How did you first get started running?
I started running home from elementary school every day then started competing in the Hershey track meets.


Favorite Workout?
400 repeats.


Least Favorite Workout?
3k 2k.


What was the greatest obstacle you've had to overcome in your high school career?
I think the hardest obstacle would be just not giving up. After a bad race or a bad season I try and stay positive and tell myself things are gonna get better.


How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race?
Eat good food and make sure I'm well-rested.


Any Pre Race superstitions?
Not really I just do the same routine before each race.


Most memorable race?
probably the 800m at the great southwest in New Mexico just because I was injured in my hip and could barely walk to the starting line, but I still wanted to race, so I just kinda full sent it and won,


What is the best piece of advice you have received from either a coach or teammate?
To just have fun and cherish every race.


Where are you at on college decisions?
Signed with UVU!


What are your top 3 goals you wish to accomplish before you graduate?
1. Run some PR's in track
2. Learn how to play the guitar
3. Get some good grades to make the parents proud

Fun Questions 

Favorite Food?
Ice cream


Favorite Movie?
High School Musical


Favorite song?
I don't really have a favorite song, but I like one direction and country music.


Favorite Color?
Blue


What's your favorite season, and why?
Summer because it's warm and since we don't have school, so we get to party it up.


Do you play any other sports?
I played soccer for 8 years.


How many pairs of running shoes have you gone through in your lifetime?
A lot


What's something that's on your bucket list?
travel to Santorini Greece


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


What's one fun fact about you?
My family is cattle ranchers, so I work on my family farm all year long doing farm work.