Phillips: Four years.
SCRunners.com: Did you participate in other sports before running?
Phillips: Yes. Swimming, basketball, softball, and ballet.
SCRunners.com: What made you start running?
Phillips: The spring semester of my freshman year in high school when one of my friends convinced me to begin running track with her...and I saw no reason not to start!!!!!
SCRunners.com: When was your first competitive running event?
Phillips: I never competed in any road races before my first track season. My first competive running event would have to be the JV Greenville County Championships where I competed in the 800m and my first mile (1600 meters).
SCRunners.com: Does anyone else in your family run?
Phillips: My Dad's parents do and my older sister ran track when she was in high school.
SCRunners.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
SCRunners.com: What is your favorite workout?
Phillips: Tempo Runs and Long Distance Runs.
SCRunners.com: Did you have any rivals in high school?
Phillips: Angelina Blackmon (11th grade, Northwestern).
SCRunners.com: What events will you run this track season?
Phillips: I'm not quite sure yet. I think the 1500m, the 3K, and maybe the 5K or 10K.
SCRunners.com: How many races did you run this cross-country season?
Phillips: I ran 7 races.
SCRunners.com: What are your collegiate xc pr's?
Phillips: 4K - 14:15, 5K - 19:34, and 6K - 23:45.
SCRunners.com: How is high school training different than college training?
Phillips: It's different because of weight training.
SCRunners.com: What kind of training do you do over the summer?
Phillips: Mostly Mileage. I also do a couple of speed workouts and weights.
SCRunners.com: What is your most memorable event from high school?
Phillips: Winning the AAAA 1 mile (1600 m) my senior year, and breaking my high school's (Mauldin) record.
SCRunners.com: What are you studying at Clemson?
Phillips: My Major is in Business with a focus on Marketing.
SCRunners.com: What would like to tell South Carolina runners when looking for a college?
Phillips: Go where YOU want to go, not where anyone else wants you to go.
SCRunners.com: How do you think South Carolina running can be improved?
Phillips: We need a couple more runners similar to Kate Niehaus to make nationals in order to get more good publicity for South Carolina running.
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