-Athlete Name: Allison Sinning
-School: Tippecanoe High School
-Year of Graduation: 2014
-Best time in a 5K race and in which meet: 18:32 Cross Country State Championship
-Tell us how your summer training is going?:
Summer training has been going really well! I've really been putting my miles in I'm ready to start doing some more speed workouts.
-What are your goals for the upcoming season?:
Number one goal is to help get my team to state. I'd also really like to stay in the 18s and possibly break the18 minute barrier.
-How long have you been running and how did you get started?:
I've been running since I was five. I ran a little kids road race and really haven't stopped ever since. My mom coached a Junior High girls cross country team and was a good runner herself, that really got me interested in the sport! I knew I always wanted to follow her footsteps and join a team like that.
-Will you be competing anywhere out of state this season?:
Yes! Our varsity girls team will be heading down to the Chattanooga Distance Festival this season! I also plan on running a post season race out of state but I have yet to decide on which one.
-What is your favorite course to run in Ohio?:
My favorite course would have to be the state course at National Trail Raceway. It was fast and fun we got to do a little bit of everything, grass loop, woods, a little hill and then the finish was just incredible with everyone cheering so loud!
-What is the toughest course to run in Ohio?:
I think one of the toughest ones for me last year was the regional meet at Troy. It was difficult because I didn't really know how to run my race. I couldn't devise a good plan or strategy for the course.
-What meet during the regular season do you put extra emphasize on to compete well at?:
I put extra emphasis on the Alliance Meet because it's a great fast course filled with good competition
-What is your favorite cross country race so far in your high school career?:
My favorite race was probably state 2012. I think that was my favorite because the whole race I felt powerful. I did what I wanted to do, I had a big pr and I had a lot of family and team members there cheering me on which was just awesome!
-Favorite cross country memory?:
One of my favorite memories was when I broke 20 for the first time by a lot and I just ran(more like barely moving jog) up to my mom after the finish and we were both crying tears of joy and she gave me a huge hug.
-When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?:
I really like to bake and hang out with my teammates we are like a family
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." -Proverbs 3:5-6
-What shoes do you train in?:
Right now I'm training in the Asics Cumulus 15
-What shoes do you race in?:
I race in Nike spikes, which as of now I do not have yet.
-What's on your Ipod when you go out for runs?:
I like to listen to Imagine Dragons
-What professional athlete would you most like to meet?:
I would love to meet Shalane Flannigan! I really look up to her drive and compassion for the sport. She goes all out and that's awesome.
-What is something that most people don't know about you?:
Most people don't know that I have lived in six different states