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Meet the Athlete: Missy Malakowsky

Published 8:55am Thursday, October 3, 2013

NRHEG cross country runner follows in sister’s footsteps

Q: What year are you in school?

A: Junior.

 

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva junior cross country runner Missy Malakowsky stands behind the secondary school building in New Richland on Tuesday before practice. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva junior cross country runner Missy Malakowsky stands behind the secondary school building in New Richland on Tuesday before practice. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune

Q: What school do you attend?

A: New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva.

 

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: My father is Forrest and my mother is Sharon. I have an older sister, Heather, and a younger brother, Jason.

 

Q: What sports are you involved in?

A: I only run cross country.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of running cross country?

A: I like being with all my teammates, because they all make running really fun. We encourage each other a lot.

 

Q: What has playing cross country taught you?

A: You kind of get out what you put into it. If you run harder in practice, you do better in meets.

 

Q: How did you get started in cross country?

A: My sister was in cross country, so I kind of followed in her footsteps.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements? 

A: I won the most improved runner award one year.

 

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: I always want to do the best that I can, and I’d hopefully like to continue improving my times throughout high school.

 

Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: Band or math.

 

Q: Who is your favorite teacher? 

A: Richard Ellerbusch.

 

Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: I’m in FFA and 4-H, so I do a lot of agriculture-related things.

 

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: “The Big Bang Theory.”

 

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Any kind of noodles.