Meet the Athlete: Alli Christenson
Albert Lea senior looking forward to track and field season
Q: What grade are you in?
A: 12th grade.
Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: I have lived in Albert Lea my whole life, and I attend ALHS.
Q: Who’s your immediate family?
A: My mom, Sandy; my father, Mike; and my sister, Kayla.
Q: Which sports do you play?
A: Cross country, basketball and track-field.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sport?
A: I love the meets and being able to hangout with great people.
Q: What has playing that sport taught you?
A: This sport has taught perseverance. You are going to have bad jumps and times, but you need to push through.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Trying pole vault for the first time.
Q: Which game are you looking forward to most this year?
A: I can’t wait for Big Nine. It’s a great meet to see amazing athletes.
Q: How did you get started in your sport?
A: My friend Dora convinced me to try it.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: Kayla – tennis, Mom – volleyball, Dad – track and hockey.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: My most memorable was clearing my first night at pole vault, and competing at the varsity level.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: I want to drop most of my times by a couple seconds. I would also like to make my last year as fun as possible.
Q: What are your college plans? Major?
A: I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and I plan on majoring in biology with a pre-physician assistant track.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: My favorite subject is calculus.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: My favorite teacher is Margo Wayne.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love to hangout with my friends and watch Netflix.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: My favorite TV show is “New Girl.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I once got a perm in the seventh grade because I wanted wavy hair.
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