Huskies spotlight – Whitney Allard |

Huskies spotlight – Whitney Allard

Special to the DailyWhitney Allard

Competing in cross country in the Western Slope is one thing. Getting a varsity spot on the girls’ team at Battle Mountain may be just as hard, if not harder. One of those fine young ladies competing for one of those spots is senior Whitney Allard. She wants to break the 20-minute mark to help the Huskies get it done at regionals nd state. For more on Allard, read on:Date of birth: April 26, 1988Born in: VailParents: Cindy and DanSiblings: Molly, 15, and Rensen, 12Class: SeniorHow excited are you for the Husky Invite at Beaver Creek?: “It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s really hard. I would say it’s the hardest course we run. It’s really hilly, but it’s a really good experience to be able to run.”What’s the altitude advantage?: “We have an advantage because we are able to train on the course and we’re at a high elevation, too. They don’t get that.”What do you like about cross country?: “I like the team in general. Everyone is so supportive of each other and the coaches. it’s really good.”

How strong is the girls’ team?: “We’re really, really excited. We’re going to try as hard as we can and not let anything in our way.”What’s the competition on the team like?: “There’s a lot of competition. We calculated that there’s 10 of us that could be on varsity very easily and it’s going to be hard for us to stay on varsity, but we’re going to support whoever it is.”Goal of the season: Breaking 20 minutesWhat’s the camradarie on the team like?: “It’s great. Everyone loves each other. We’re all friends and we all hang out outside of practice.”Best moment in cross country: “The best moment was last year for our team being able to go to state and with everyone doing so well.Most embarasing moment: “Probably all the falls I’ve taken in courses.”What is coach Rob Parish like?: “He’s a great role model He supports everyone real well.”Funniest teammate: Shea PhelanFavorite subject: AP calculusCollege plans: Top choice is Montana State

Career plans: Physical therapySports you like to watch: Cross Country, ski racing and trackFavorite athlete: “I think Anita Ortiz is a really great runner.”Favorite TV show: American IdolWhat do you think of Simon Cowell?: “I think he’s very honest.”Favorite ‘American Idol:’ Kelly ClarksonFavorite movie: Pirates of the CarribeanFavorite actor: Johnny DeppFavorite book: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”Powder day, where do you go?: Harrier at Beaver Creek

What do you do with your free time?: “Play violin and sing and hang out with friends.”Mac or PC: PCFavorite Web site: GoogleFavorite food: Pasta with Alfredo sauceFavorite pizza slice: CheeseFavorite color: GreenFirst word: “Ma Ma, proabably. I don’t know.”If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: AppleIf you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do?: “Propbably to have everybody united.”Vail Colorado

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