Shrine Bowl Run Interview: Sydney Palmer of Stratford

Name: Sydney Palmer
Hobbies: Photography 

Academic interest: Health science 

Personal bests: 2:26, 5:28, 19:27 

What does it mean to be named to the Shrine Bowl Run team and helping 
the hospital? 
It feels amazing knowing that we are helping the children at the hospital and representing cross country runners from our state. 

What did you hear about the Shrine Bowl Run before this year?
I have not heard of the Shrine Bowl Run until this year. 

What do you hope to experience during The Run?
I want to meet other runners from the state. And the run is for a good cause. 

How are you preparing to run with a football?
I am running with a partner so hopefully we can take turns. 

How would you rate your senior season? 
It has been great so far a solid 9/10. 

What future goals do you have? 
To become a veterinarian and open my own practice in the future. 

Have you made the decision to compete at the next level? Please explain.
I plan on running in college but I have still not decided on what school. 

How did you get involved with the sport and when?
I wanted to become a better runner and to stay in shape for track I joined cross country. 

Do you have any relation or know someone that has attended the
 Shriners Hospital?
No I do not know anyone that has attended Shriners Hospital. 

What was your motivation for your final XC season? 
Being the team captain pushed me to be a better runner and a better person for my girls to I could set an example for them.

If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why?
I would become a veterinarian to help animals. This passion came when we rescued my dog from an abusive owner and she is my everything.