Athlete of the Week

Ashlee Thatcher

1. What is your favorite memory with your team while running for LU?
My favorite memory was the senior send-off that the Cross Country team had before Conference this year. It really helped me reflect back on my years of running and appreciate all of my teammates.2. What has been your biggest accomplishment in LU athletics?
My biggest accomplishment has been continuing to improve over the course of my career, as well as trying out some new things such as hurdling.

3. If you could be the fastest at any one race, what would it be and why?
The 400m is my race. It’s what I’m best at and what I love doing. I was going after the school record this year, but didn’t quite make it. That was a little disappointing, but I enjoyed the challenge.

4. Do you have any athletes that you admire?
I really admire all of the people that I’ve run with over the last four years. I get to see all of the hard work that they put in every day, celebrate with them when races go well, and commiserate with them when they don’t go so well.

5. What are your plans after you graduate?
I’m going to be working in Appleton and hopefully staying involved with the teams on some level.

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