Friday, May 19, 2017

NTHS XC Senior Spotlight: Dylan Willis

"Consistency is key"
Name: Dylan Willis
  • Four-year Scholar Athlete (Cumulative GPA: 3.9)
  • Four-year varsity letter winner
  • 3-year Districts participant
  • Career stats (Athletic.net)
Plans for next year: "Next year I am going to attend Western Washington University and study Industrial Design. I will start classes in September and submit a portfolio to apply for pre-major in October. Looking forward to continuing running on my own (XC team?)."

Favorite thing about Cross Country: "I have two things that I really enjoyed in Cross Country. First, doing long runs around Lacey/Saint Martins with my teammates was always fun. Especially when finding new routes. I also cannot forget the feeling that comes after a good race. Knowing you ran your absolute max for the entire race and finishing strong always feels GREAT. Especially if you are rewarded with a PR!"

Lessons learned: "When it comes to running/racing advice, consistency is key. It is important to find the right starting pace. (not sprinting, but fast enough to put you in good position). Once this has been found, hold it as long as you can! (This was always a good challenge/motivator for me)."