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Prep Sports

MVA Female Athlete of the Week: Rachel Baumgartner

Senior, Cross Country

Rachel Baumgartner
Rachel Baumgartner

Why Baumgartner was selected:

The Knights senior cross country runner claimed a second place finish in 18:44.6 in the 14-team Joliet Central Invite to help her team finish in third place.

Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron talked with her.

Herron: What do like most about your team?

Baumgartner: I like that whenever we're together, it's like it's your second family. It's nice to come to practice and have people to support you and you can count on them.

Herron: What do like most about competing for Lincoln-Way Central?

Baumgartner: It's great. We have a deep program and with all of the new people coming in I definitely think that we'll do well this year.

Herron: What do you like most about running?

Baumgartner: I like how there's an individual aspect to it. It's just you against the clock but there's always the team and you compete with them.

Herron: What do you want to do in the future?

Baumgartner: I want to go to college and do something like pre-med.

Herron: What's your favorite TV show?

Baumgartner: I love The Office.

Herron: What's your favorite movie?

Baumgartner: The Lion King.

Herron: What's your favorite music?

Baumgartner: John Mayer and Vance Joy.

Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?

Baumgartner: Running or walking my dogs.

Herron: Who's someone that you'd like to meet?

Baumgartner: Shelby Houlihan, who's a runner

Herron: Who's your favorite sports team?

Baumgartner: The Chicago Fire.

Herron: What's your favorite place that you've visited?

Baumgartner: Nashville with the country aspect mixed with modern stuff.

Herron: What's your favorite food and place to eat?

Baumgartner: I love pasta. I like the food that I make myself.

Herron: Do you have any pets?

Baumgartner: I have two Vizslas, Cody and Ivy.

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