5 Questions with Jordan Halleib | TheUnion.com

5 Questions with Jordan Halleib

Bear River junior cross country runner Jordan Halleib finished 14th at the Pioneer Valley League Championships this past week. He is aiming for a strong finish to the season that could carry him into the subsections and possibly beyond.

Halleib took five questions from Sports Writer Greg Moberly

Q. Are you satisfied with how your season has gone so far? Is it what you had expected?

A. I’m really impressed. I’ve beaten a lot of my times (from last year) by almost a minute to two minutes.

Q. Do you like to listen to music while practicing?

A. I can’t. It distracts me. But I do before races.

Q. What is the most challenging cross country course you’ve run?

A. The Saucony-Mariner Invitational in Hayward. About a mile to a mile 1/2 is uphill on that 5K course.

Q. When did you first take up distance running?

A. I took this up my freshman year as a way to keep in shape for wrestling. (Cross country) is still very hard, but the more I’ve done it, I’ve gotten better at it and the more I enjoy it.

Q. Have you ever had close encounters with animals/reptiles while on a training run or in a meet?

A. This summer I was running near a canal. I was told to be careful, but this big green snake crossed in front of me. I quickly ran by him off to the side.

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