A: Everything is a choice. You have to choose if you are going to decide to face your demons alone while you are in the wilderness. Are you going to allow those emotions to arise? Are you going to face them? What are you going to do with feelings that you have when you are alone out in the wilderness? Some days I really tried to let those issues that I have come up with and deal with them. Face some weird qualms head-on. When you are out there alone, you are your own hero and your own enemy. And there is nobody else to fight with and point the finger at. You really have to deal with yourself. If you don't, a lot of people just quit, because it's hard.
A: I’ve also told parents, if the kid can handle it, to make a little nest next to their desk. And in the nest is maybe the iPad, snacks, blankets and pillows, stuffed animals, Crocs — whatever they love. If they can be quiet, if they can play, we’re increasing closeness.
Q: Going to states, what was that like?
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Q: You won your fourth pole vault state championship this spring. What was that day like for you?
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Q: Was winning the state championship this year as gratifying as last year?
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Q: Let’s talk about the season. It was a remarkable run. What was it like for you guys?
Q: Your indoor season was impressive. Did it live up to your expectations?
Q: You won another state indoor title in February. How do you feel like the season went?
Q: After finishing second to Abby Larson (Jamestown) in the 50 free last year, were you relieved you didn’t have to face her again, and what w…
Q: What was the feeling like when you finally got over the hump and won a state title in the 200 free?
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Q: You’ve played all over the court during your career, but what’s your favorite position?
Q: You won 10 races and became an All-American. What stood out the most during such a stellar season?
Q: Do you consider this season to be successful despite only being able to run in a handful of races?
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Q: It was another wonderful season at LCA. It didn’t end the way you wanted to, but what was the run like?