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Meet the 2014 Tiger Cross Country seniors

The 2014 Tiger Cross Country Seniors | Photo by Jana Bollinger

The Tiger Cross Country season started off last weekend with a win at the Tiger Run. But with no race this weekend, it felt like the perfect time to introduce the 2014 Tiger Cross Country seniors to Tiger Nation.

Matthew Benentt | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Matthew Bennett 

5K PR – 17:38.32

Race most looking forward to – State

How has cross country changed since freshman year? – “It’s changed from us just messing around to our team actually having to do the work.”

Person you admire the most – Randy Schleihart and Gary Gordon

If you could date a celebrity, who would it be? – Kate Upton

Dream Job, not sports – Delta Force

Corbett Campbell | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Corbett Campbell 

5K PR – 18:34.20

Race most looking forward to – Trinity Invitational

How has cross country changed since freshman year? – “When you start freshman year, it’s just something you do after school. Going through the years and when you become a senior, you see how important it is to everybody and you carry that on from past teams.”

Pre-race ritual – “Freshman year Coach Yochum told us yawning calmed you down, so I try and yawn a bunch before I run.”

Hot or cold weather runner – Cold

Person you admire the most – Hunter York

Ben Farber | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Ben Farber 

5K PR – 16:22.93

Race most looking forward to – Lexington Catholic

How has cross country changed since freshman year? – “Freshman year is all fun and you are just racing and you see all of these older guys being awesome in every race and winning everything. Now that we are here, it’s our turn to do that now, so that’s what we are trying to do.”

Hot or cold weather runner – Cold

Favorite song – “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

If you could have a company sponsor you, who would it be? – Aquafina water

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