Athlete of the week: Paris Stankewich

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Athlete of the week: Paris Stankewich

Senior Paris Stankewich leads the pack of runners at a race. She was named Metro 4A Runner of the Year.

Senior Paris Stankewich leads the pack of runners at a race. She was named Metro 4A Runner of the Year.

photo contributed by Paris Stankewich

Senior Paris Stankewich leads the pack of runners at a race. She was named Metro 4A Runner of the Year.

photo contributed by Paris Stankewich

photo contributed by Paris Stankewich

Senior Paris Stankewich leads the pack of runners at a race. She was named Metro 4A Runner of the Year.

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Paris Stankewich is a senior on the girls’ cross country team. Stankewich has earned All-Conference (2018, 2019), State qualifier (2018), Most Valuable Player award (2018), All-Area runner (2018) and Conference Champion (2019) throughout the past two years. Most recently, she received Metro 4A Runner of the Year for the 2019 season.

How long have you done cross country?

“I have run cross country for the past four years,” Stankewich said.

When did you start?

“I began running cross country my freshman year of high school,” Stankewich said.

What do you enjoy most about cross country?

“What I enjoy most about running is the feeling of accomplishment once I finish a race,” Stankewich said. “I also love that it has given me the chance to meet so many wonderful people.” 

Where is your favorite course?

“My favorite course is Hagan Stone,” Stankewich said. “I really enjoy running through the woods, and I love the beautiful scenery.”

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

“My pre-race rituals include eating pasta the night before, drinking lots of water, wearing the same lucky sports bra and shorts each meet and saying a prayer with the team right before the race begins,” Stankewich said.

What’s the hardest part about being a student athlete?

“The hardest part about being a student athlete is managing my time,” Stankewich said. “I practice after school each day and have to find time for clubs, work and school.”

What will you miss most about cross country?

“Without a doubt, the part I will miss most about cross country is the team and its coaches,” Stankewich said. “I’ve played several other sports growing up, but I have never experienced anything close to the bond this team shares. We’ve grown close through all the pain, sweat, victories and losses that come with each season. I’m going to be forever grateful for my coaches and team for helping shape me into who I am today.”

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