Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth Zwahlen (North Summit)


How did you first get started running? 
I did a couple of 5ks when I was really little and loved it, and knew that it was something I wanted to pursue in high school.


Favorite workout?
speed workouts on the track or fartleks.


Least Favorite Workout? 

very long runs


What was the greatest obstacle you've had to overcome in your high school career? 

My greatest obstacle has always been self-motivation to stay in shape during the off-seasons,
as well as a couple of minor leg injuries.


How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race? 

Mentally I prepare for a race by setting a goal in my head and thinking through how I will accomplish that goal.
Physically I prepare by running a half mile and stretching before my race as well as eating some sort of protein about 30 min before.


Any Pre Race superstitions? 

No prerace superstitions unless I'm just unaware of it.


Most memorable race? 

The most memorable race was the first time I took state for 2A XC


What is the best piece of advice you have received from either a coach or teammate? 

The best advice I've received or that's stuck with me is "win the day" because in order to win in a race you have to be prepared by doing you're best every day.


Where are you at on college decisions? 

I have officially signed to run at Utah Valley University


What are your top 3 goals you wish to accomplish before you graduate? 

My goals:
1. To enjoy the rest of my high school year
2. PR in my mile and 800 times in track.
3.Be an example to the people on my team.


Fun Questions 


Favorite food?

street tacos


Favorite movie?

James Bond


Favorite song?

Golden by Harry Styles


Favorite color?

blue or yellow


What's your favorite season and why? 

Summer: because I love going to the beach and being outside with friends


Do you play any other sports? 

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

I've gone through too many shoes to keep track but probably close to 15 or 20.


What's something that's on your bucket list?

Bucket list: Travel to Ireland


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

1 superpower: to fly


What's one fun fact about you? 

Fun fact: I have 8 siblings