Athlete of the Week: Sarena Seeger

| Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, TRIB-LIVE

School: Fox Chapel

Class: Junior

Sport: Cross country

Report card: Seeger carried the torch for Fox Chapel by finishing 11th with a time of 19 minutes, 9 seconds to help lead the Foxes to a first-place finish at Saturday’s PIAA Class AAA girls cross country team championships at Hershey Park. The win came a week after Fox Chapel placed second behind rival Oakland Catholic at the WPIAL championships at Cooper’s Lake. Seeger finished with a 19:24 at Cooper’s Lake.

Why did you get involved with cross country?

I got bored at swimming, and I wasn’t improving with that.

What is your favorite thing about running cross county?

I really love my team. I’ve met so many new friends. I like running outdoors.

How did it feel to finish first as a team at PIAAs after coming in second at the WPIAL championships?

It definitely totally made us forget about getting second there. It made us happy and a lot of us were crying.

Did this team surprise itself with its success?

Coming into this year, we knew we were going to be good and then we started winning and winning more. We were definitely happy to have the success that we did this season.

What kind of shoes do you run in?

For practice, I always wear Nikes and for racing I get whatever spikes fit me. I have Asics right now.

What’s the most difficult course that you’ve run?

I think the course that I don’t like the most is where we had section championship at (Northmoreland Park).

What’s your favorite course to run?

I think the Hershey course is probably my favorite.

Can you smell the chocolate in the air while you’re running?

You can smell it at times. When you smell it while you’re running, it’s kind of gross because you don’t want think about that while you’re running.

What three people would you like to have dinner with?

Emma Watson, Selena Gomez and Adele.

What do you reach for first at the Thanksgiving dinner table?

Mashed potatoes. The way my dad makes them, it just tastes really good.

What three words best describe you?

Funny. Honest. Outgoing.

What is something interesting about you that nobody knows?

I lived in India for over a year when I was a kid. I remember a little bit, just random stuff.