Shrine Bowl Run Interview: Alexus Atkins of Landrum

Name: Alexus Atkins
Hobbies: running and hanging with my family and friends 
Academic interest: major in biology 
Personal bests: 5K 18:21, two mile: 11:59, mile 5:33

What did you hear about the Shrine Bowl Run before this year?
I didn't know anything about it. 

What do you hope to experience during The Run?
I hope to have fun. 

How are you preparing to run with a football?
More mentally preparing myself to think the entire time not to drop the ball. 

How would you rate your senior season?
8/10.  I know I could've done better. 

What future goals do you have?
For running i hope to just be a great asset to the team and for school, I hope to major in biology, then go to a PA school for two more years. 

Have you made the decision to compete at the next level?
I've made my decision to compete at the next level. i just really love running and wouldn't have made that decision if i didn't.

How did you get involved with the sport and when? 
My mom ran a lot, so i decided that i wanted to run. i started running in ninth grade. 

How have you seen the sport change in the state?
Through my experience i've seen people be more dedicated. i've heard things like how only a couple of people would run during the winter and now a whole group of people show up everyday to run. 

What was your motivation for your final XC season?
To make my last year the best year.

If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why? 
I would love 
 to go under go scuba diving throughout all the seas in the world, because I think it would be super fun and neat.