Name: Ben Boerma
Academic Interest: Visual Arts / History
Hobbies: photography, hiking, piano.
Brothers/sisters: Older brother. 21 years old. David Boerma.
Event prs: 1 mile- 4:30 5K- 16:00 800- 2:00
Interesting fact: I have had to get stitches 3 times.
Racers: Nike Streaks / Victory.
When not running: I spend time with family and friend, rest, use computer.
Favorite Food: Okra
Favorite Movie: Fantastic Mr.Fox
Favorite place to train: Paris Mountain
Favorite place to race: Heritage Park
When and how did you get involved with running?
I started in eighth grade. Jackson Zeller invited me to a practice.
Do you remember your first race? Please explain.
Eye Opener. My uniform was really big on me.
Do you have any other family members involved in the sport?
What is the one thing in the sport you will remember most so far?
The reward for putting in hard work in training.
What has been your motivation the rest of this season?
To be a good example to the younger runners. To help the future of the team.
How would you rate your season so far?
With Wade Hampton in the Class AAAA classification and a top three team SCTCCCA ranking, how has your team looked at what can be accomplished?
A better competition field to make more improvement and set higher goals.
Two meet left in the season, how is training going these last few weeks?
Final speed workouts and staying disciplined.
What would you like to achieve in the sport?
Confidence and to be happy with how I run.
Tell us about your coaches, how have they guided you in the sport?
Coach (Rick) Zeller has put more passion and effort into my running than anyone else. He has helped me with training, racing, and out of school activities. He has prepared me to run beyond what I thought I could do.
What have you learned from the sport?
To pace yourself, and discipline.
Do you have a pre race tradition? Please explain.
I always eat four chicken minis from Chik-Fil-a the morning of a race. I have no idea why I do that.
What kind of race strategy do you prefer?
Run with my pack and push the last mile as much as possible.
Being a senior, what plans do you have for the future?
Run in college. Continue to have a career that I love.
If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be, why?
Teach people how to understand and enjoy other cultures. Cultures are what create diversity in life. It teaches new ways and tells of old traditions. Having an understanding for different cultures creates an essence of peace and opens new ways of living daily life.