November Athlete of the Month: Carson Owens

Carson Owens

Q: What made you want to start running cross country?

A: My dad was the cross-country coach, and I was interested in running for him.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration for running?

A: Drake Hanson. When I was a freshman, he was a senior and he ended up committing to UNI and I figured out that was what I wanted to do.

Q: When did you start cross country?

A: Seventh grade.

Q: What’s your least favorite thing about running?

A: I don’t really have anything I dislike about running. 

Q: How do you plan to keep running in your life after high school ends?

A: I plan on going to college to run.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about cross country? 

A: The team aspect of it, I love having people to run with and compete against.

Q: Do you run outside of practice?

A: All the time. Every day the coach gives us workouts, Sunday is our day off so I run on my own then.

Q: What is your overall best time? 

A: 15:26.

Q: What’s your favorite memory from cross country?

A: Getting 14th at the state meet my junior year.

Q: What advice would you give to anyone considering cross country for next year?

A: Hard work beats talent.