Senior Salute: Brandon Berry of Battlefield


Here is your chance to be featured in a stand-alone article on MileStat. Answer these questions as fully as you can in anywhere from 2-4 sentences and send three pictures of you competing to Njez@MileSplit.com. If you also want us to tag your twitter in the article send along your handle as well. 


Senior Salute to Battlefield's Brandon Berry 

@Brandon_Berry4


Questions 1: What was your greatest moment while competing in high school? 

My greatest moment competing in high school was placing 2nd at states in the 4x400 relay my Sophomore year. We might have actually won if the Lyles brothers weren't racing too ;).  


Question 2: What is your biggest regret (related to T&F in high school) or what would you have done differently and why?

My biggest regret is not only running track my Junior and Senior year. My Junior year I missed all but the last 5 meets of the year with a broken ankle and I missed all of my Senior year with a torn ACL and MCL. If I could go back and change anything I would've stuck to only running track because it's the sport I love the most.


Question 3: What will you miss the most about HS T&F/XC?

I'll miss staying in hotels with my team the most. Someone would always bring a GameCube and we would play for hours and tell funny stories about what has happened in our lives. It really brought us all closer together.



Question 4: What is some advice from incoming frosh and rising seniors on your high school team that you would like to share with them?

My advice to incoming Freshman and rising Seniors is to never go into a race thinking you have no chance of winning, you never know when someone could have an off day so if you always give your best effort, there's always a chance.



Question 5: What was the hardest workout you did your entire high school career? Did you like it or did you dread it?

My hardest workout was definitely 6 400's, but in between each 400 was a set of bleachers and a core workout. It was one of those workouts that really made you question why you were even out there.



Question 6: How did you make track/XC a very individual sport into more of a team sport?

I made it more of a team sport by encouraging my teammates to use each other as motivation. If everyone slacked off during practice and no one gave full effort, we would never win meets as a team because we would be so used to only have doing everything.



Question 7: Finally, what are your college plans? Will you be competing in college, where? What do you plan on studying? What do you have as career plans? 

I will be competing at Christopher Newport University and studying Computer Engineering. I haven't decided on what career I will choose but I'll find out over the next four years. 



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