Athlete Spotlight: Harrier Erik Reiber
LCC cross country runner Erik Reiber gathers with his parents, Brenda and Stephen, at the site of an LCC meet. Courtesy photo
The Lookout Staff Writer Jayden Hewitt recently chatted with sophomore cross country runner Erik Reiber. Reiber attended Chelsea High School and graduated in 2021.
When did you start running cross country?
“I started running my freshman year of high school.”
What is one thing you like to do before you run?
“Before I run, I like to stretch to make sure I’m not going to get hurt before my run even starts.”
What are some team and/or personal goals you have for this season?
“The guys’ team this year is going for first at nationals. As of right now our team is looking very good. Overall I have high hopes. Personally my goal is to get All-American again and be in (the top) 10 at nationals.”
What are some hobbies you have outside of cross country?
“I play video games like “Rocket League” with a lot with friends. I like to travel also.”
Do you have a favorite moment from high school or college during cross country?
“My favorite moment during cross country was ninth-grade cross camp. My friends decided they wanted to take the boat out, and didn’t understand how to use it very well, and ended up tipping the whole (boat) sideways and it turning upside down.”
What’s the biggest difference between high school and college?
“The biggest difference for me was the making sure I stay on top of my homework and classes more, because (college classes) are a lot more to handle than high school.”