More Than The Score

October 26, 2006

Olivia Novotny
Cross Country

How difficult is it for you to balance athletics with your academic requirements?

"It's pretty hard. Sports are very time consuming and often I'm really tired after practice."

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

"Mr. and Mrs. Belotte. They're my coaches and they've been there for me since my freshman year. They're like a second set of parents."

Why do you like the sport you play?

"I get a rewarding feeling from running. It's a personal thing as well as a team thing."

Do you have any prerace rituals?

"We all stand in a circle and pray. When we're finished, we all yell our team name."

Who is the best athlete you have competed against?


"Rachel Buser from Berkeley Springs."

What is your proudest moment, on or off the field?

"Qualifying for the state meet two years in a row."

What is your favorite Web site?


If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

"Condoleezza Rice."

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