Catching up with Top Returners: Brittany Atkinson

-Athlete Name: Brittany Atkinson
-School: Liberty Center High School
-Year of Graduation: 2015
-Best time in a 5K race and in which meet:18:06 at the State Championship meet
-Tell us how your summer training is going?:
My training has been going really good this year. I have been building my mileage up and enjoying time with my teammates.
-What are your goals for the upcoming season?:
I would like to break the 18:00 barrier and to help our team be the best we can be.
-How long have you been running and how did you get started?:
My Dad encouraged me to try it when I was in the 3rd grade. I really liked it and have been running ever since.
-Will you be competing anywhere out of state this season?:
This season I plan on competing at the NXN meet in Terra Haute.
-What is your favorite course to run in Ohio?:
I would say my favorite course would have to be our home course at Widewater. It's familiar and our town always shows my team and I a lot of support.
-What is the toughest course to run in Ohio?:
I think the course at Tiffin would have to be the most challenging because of all the hills and it always seems to be wet and muddy there.
-What meet during the regular season do you put extra emphasize on to compete well at?:
I put a lot of emphasis on the Tiffin Carnival because there are always great runners there. It's our teams first big meet of the season.
-What is your favorite cross country race so far in your high school career?:
My favorite race so far would have to be the State Championship last year when my team won its second straight title.
-Favorite cross country memory?:
My favorite memory would have to be when we ran a hard workout in the sloppy mud and our team had a big mud fight after.
-When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?:
I like playing basketball, hanging out with my friends, and taking long naps.
-Favorite quote?:
"Work hard in silence. Let your success make all the noise." -Anonymous-
-What shoes do you train in?:
Nike Pegasus
-What shoes do you race in?:
Nike Spikes
-What's on your Ipod when you go out for runs?:
I listen to a variety of things while running such as Jay-Z, Macklemore, Chris Brown, and MGK.
-What professional athlete would you most like to meet?:
I would love to meet MMA fighter Ronda Rousey because she is such a great athlete and has so much confidence in herself.
-What is something that most people don't know about you?:
I am really good at playing Xbox!