Each month, we interview two IMS athletes, asking them a series of questions about sports, school, and life. This October, we’re featuring ninth and eighth graders Simon and Sophia.
Simon: 9th Grade | Cross Country
Sophia: 8th Grade | Mountain Biking
What’s your most memorable IMS athletic experience?
Simon: This year there has been one runner from an opposing school who has always been a little bit ahead of me. Well, actually at the beginning of the year he was a lot ahead of me, but I’ve been getting closer to him each race in timing. So it’s really interesting to see how close I can get to him, or if I can beat him.
Sophia: So my favorite moment overall of the season was that last year there was not a lot of people and this year it’s a bigger team and we race more, last year we didn’t race as much.
What are your hopes for athletics in high school?
Simon: Well I hope I can keep running cross country since I’ve been telling each school [that I apply to] that I run cross country.
Sophia: I’m hoping to do mountain biking in high school and hopefully see if any of the schools have a girls team.
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Simon: I like anything cherry flavored.
Sophia: I love chocolate.
What is your favorite movie?
Simon: I like any of the Marvel movies.
Sophia: One of my favorite movies is Talladega Nights. Shake ’n Bake!