Get to Know: Austin cross country runner Andrew Baker
Published 7:50 pm Monday, October 14, 2013
Q: How did you originally get into your sport?
A: Both my parents were avid runners and I guess I took after them. I joined the cross-country team when I was in sixth grade and haven’t looked back since.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
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A: I don’t really have one specific “favorite” memory, but my favorite part of the whole season would have to be the camping trip, when we go to Lanesboro as a team.
Q: What have you learned from playing sports?
A: Through sports I have learned that hard work pays off and you really do get out what you put in.
Q: What is the hardest part about your sport?
A: The hardest part of the sport of Cross-Country would have to be the mental aspect of running, being able to tell yourself you can go faster or that you can keep going when you feel like quitting.
Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?
A: Riley Macon, although he ran for Rochester Mayo I still looked up to him, I have always admired his modesty and his work ethic.
Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?
A: My favorite TV show is Madmen on AMC just because you never know what drama could unfold next. My favorite movie is Pulp Fiction because it’s good.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: My favorite subject in school would have to be art, it lets me express myself in ways other classes can’t.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job would be, being an engineer at a major firm in a major city.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is meat.