Home state: Michigan
Year on club: 1
College: College of Communication, Arts and Letters
Emily loves both cross country and track. She raced Spartan Grand Classic this past October and traveled with the club to Kentucky to race Nationals this past season. Emily's favorite track event is the 4x400 meter relay, but she also races the 200m and 400m open races. In addition to running, Emily enjoys reading--specifically fiction novels--traveling, and performing. Emily was involved in the drama department in high school and hopes to continue with theatre at Michigan State in the future.
"I love cross country and track, and I did it all four years in high school so I wanted to continue it, but I obviously was not fast enough to be on the actual team. And I met a lot of new people, especially at Nationals, which was cool because I was nervous about not finding a group of friends because this school is so big. But I have in running club. So it’s fun. I kind of assumed that there was some kind of running club here, so at Sparticipation I was like ‘I have to find this, I have to find their tent.’ We went through every single tent to try and find the table. I just kind of assumed there was something, and I asked a few people that went here and they were like “yeah, there’s a club.” [My] Least favorite [thing about running] is probably long runs. I run cross country but I can’t run super far. Every year at cross country camp [in high school] we ran a 10-mile so that’s the farthest I’ve run. Meeting new people is my favorite thing [about running]."