Athlete of the Week: Joe Kohler

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Name: Joe Kohler 

Sport: Cross Country 

Grade: 11


At the Mountain Lion Invitational Cross Country Meet in Altoona last weekend Joe finished 3rd overall (17:24) in a field of 160 runners from 24 schools.

Coach Tammy Wills Quote:

“Joe has had a successful season that continues to improve each week. This past weekend he finished in 3rd place at the Altoona Invite. This was a big accomplishment and defiantly caught the attention of his local competition. He is a great leader and role model to our younger runners and is a very hard worker. When he walked off the course at districts last year he had already set goals for himself for this season and has been working very hard to reach them.”

EE: How did you first get involved in this sport? 

I started running in a 5K road race in the area. 

EE: What other sport(s) do you play?

Basketball and track. 

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

Cleveland Cavaliers 

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

LeBron James 

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

Adam Zook, because he is a good man and I wouldn’t be the runner I am today if it weren’t for him. 

EE: Favorite band/musician?

Chance the Rapper 

EE: Favorite movie?

Hot wings 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

Always push yourself to the max, both mentally and physically. 

EE: What are your future goals?

Win districts, compete at states and maybe in college. 

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