Meet the Athlete: Emma Behling
Published 9:11 am Friday, October 19, 2012
Q: What year are you in school?
Q: What school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea High School
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: Dad, David; mom, Karen; brother, Stuart; sister, Marta
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: Cross country and distance track.
Q: How did you get started in cross country?
A: I would stay home and read books all the time when I was younger, so my parents told me to join a sport. So, I joined in seventh grade and I grew to love it. I love running.
Q: What other extracurricular activities are you in?
A: I’m in chorale, band, choir and marching band.
Q: Did your parents play sports when they were younger?
A: No. I don’t think they did.
Q: What is your biggest sports related achievement?
A: I ran a marathon last September. It was so amazing, it rekindled my passion for running. I finished in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 51 seconds.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
A: Olympic runner Kara Goucher.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Math. I love numbers, equations and just making numbers work.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Well, Jim Haney is my coach, so he is a good teacher and also Kevin Gentz, Brenda Nelson and Kurt Barickman. So, I would say it’s a four-way tie.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love to read. I love to run. I love hanging out with my friends. I love playing piano and I love playing the tuba.
Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?
A: My favorite TV show is a tie between “Parks and Recreation” and “The Big Bang Theory.” My favorite movie is “V is for Vendetta.”
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Chocolate. Dark chocolate.