Senior Spotlight: Jefferson McMullin (Lehi)

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How did you first get started running?

 I was wanting to get into shape for the basketball season my freshman year and my mom told me that I should do cross country because that's what she did in high school. I decided to go back again my sophomore year, and that's when I fell in love with running.

Favorite Workout?
The Michigan

Least Favorite Workout?
Leg Day

What was the greatest obstacle you've had to overcome in your high school career? 
Runner's Knee in summer 2021

How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race? 
My preparation begins about 2 days before a race, I start watching what I eat carefully, I ice, I take my recovery runs seriously, I plan what kind of a race I want to run, I study the competition, I make sure I am confident in myself and my strength, and most importantly, I force myself to relax, smile and have fun.

Any Pre Race superstitions? 
I have a necklace with a vial of DNA (in the form of spit) from my mentor and former teammate Luke Howell. He pushed me and taught me so much and that's how I appreciate him.

Most memorable race? 
State Championship 2021

What is the best piece of advice you have received from either a coach or teammate? 
There are 4 things that make a great runner and a great person, 1) Talent  2) Determination  3) Durability   4) Courage - Coach Dorton

Where are you at on college decisions? 
Looking at my options

What are the top 3 goals you wish to accomplish before you graduate? 
1. Win state in a track event
2. Take top 3 with my team in track
3. Break the school mile record, 4:15

Fun Questions 

Favorite food?
Anything breakfast

Favorite Movie?
Star Wars

favorite Song?
Castle On the Hill, Ed Sheeran

Favorite Color?
Caribbean blue

What's your favorite season and why? 
Fall, it's always been my favorite because that's when my birthday is, but now it's because running weather is great and cross country is getting closer to state.

Do you play any other sports?
Basketball, Spikeball, Mtn Biking, Ultimate Frisbee, Bouldering

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

What's something that's on your bucket list?
Ed Sheeran Concert

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

What's one fun fact about you? 
I think Lego Star Wars is the best video game to ever be released, but Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga is going to outdo it.