Why Boles was selected:
The Indians sophomore cross country runner posted a second-place finish at the Southwest Prairie Conference meet, turning in a time of 18:21.7 at Channahon Community Park.
Boles talked with Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron. Below is an edited transcript.
Herron: What did you like about your performance last week?
Boles: I didn't let the Yorkville girl (Helena Kleronomos) get too far ahead of me and in my last mile, I kept pushing through and getting closer to her, which I think that will help me later in the state series.
Herron: What do like most about your team?
Boles: I feel like we're so close and have family-like team values and they're so much fun to be around since everyone gets along.
Herron: What do like most about competing for Minooka?
Boles: The coaches are great and help us so much and the atmosphere and my teammates are found to be around.
Herron: What do you like most about cross country?
Boles: It's really tough and it takes a lot of energy out of you but I like competing and catching people and passing people. It's fun.
Herron: Who's your biggest influences?
Boles: My coaches and my teammates.
Herron: What type of music do you like and who's your favorite group?
Boles: It varies, I like listening to pop some times and also to country. I'll listen to anything.
Herron: What's been your favorite class in school?
Boles: Probably Geometry.
Herron: What do you want to do in the future?
Boles: I'd like to get into the medical field.
Herron: Who's your favorite sports team?
Boles: Detroit Lions.
Herron: Where's the best place that you've visited and where would you like to visit?
Boles: I went to the Cayman Islands a few years ago and that was cool and also Arizona. And I have always wanted to go Africa.
Herron: What are some of your favorite TV shows?
Boles: 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Friends'.
Herron: What are some of your favorite movies?
Boles: 'Forrest Gump', 'Hocus Pocus' and 'The Grinch'.
Herron: What's your favorite food and place to eat?
Boles: Mac and Cheese. McAlister's or Noodles and Company.
Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?
Boles: Hang out with friends and playing Ultimate Frisbee.