Prep Pulse: Nikki Welch

Welch

HERITAGE HILLS | SENIOR | CROSS COUNTRY

Nicknames:
Nick, Difficult

What was your highlight of the summer? going to running camp and mission trip

One thing you do that puts you in coach’s doghouse? getting psyched out before a race and running terrible

Who on your team spices up long, boring bus trips? Sienna Crews; she tells the most interesting stories and makes everyone laugh

Everyone has a weird recurring dream — what’s yours? giant bunnies would try to take over Spencer County and I had to fight them off

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life? Phil Bradley — I go to him for just about everything.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Honey Graham-O’s

What’s your coach’s most famous saying? “You gotta want it!”

You are really obsessive about: food and Channing Tatum

What’s your best dance move? There is none — dancing is not something I should do in public.

What’s one way you’ve changed since freshman year? I’m more outgoing and myself; I’m not afraid to be blunt.

Best meal you make: macaroni and cheese

Favorite late-night snack? extra-butter popcorn

One thing about your sport people don’t realize or appreciate? the time and commitment one must have

Complete the sentence: I have the prices of food at Holiday World down to a science.

Sporting event you’re dying to see? a good hockey game

What actress would play you in a movie about your life? Jennifer Lawrence

Household chore you’d pay someone else to do: fold the laundry

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be? Lyla

Everyone gives you a hard time about: how short I am

Favorite teacher you’ve ever had? Matt Thompson; he has the best stories ever!

What’s on your bucket list? cliff jumping, drive a train, go to as many countries as possible

What’s your guilty pleasure? I love watching cooking shows.

Physical feature that makes you unique? extremely long eyelashes

What’s your biggest accomplishment so far, in life or athletics? going to state with the team

Worst job you’ve ever had? trimming hedges. I’m not the best sculptor.

I could waste hours upon end: annoying my swim coach

What sports story are you most sick of hearing about? Michael Phelps smoking marijuana

Favorite article of clothing? light blue American Eagle V-neck

Favorite toy when you were a kid? water baby

People say you look like: Brittany Snow

What’s a fear that you’ve overcome? going to the bathroom in an outhouse. I used to be afraid that a snake or spider would come up and bite me in the butt.

Athlete you’d like to go one-on-one against? Jackie Joyner-Kersee

If you had one do-over in life, what would it be? letting my cousin do my hair one time and I left my hair like that for two days because I thought it looked cool until I realized it really looked like a fishnet my hair was woven into

Biggest pet peeve about other drivers? how slow and careless people are

What do you look like in your most embarrassing childhood photo? naked bathroom photos

People would be surprised to know what about you? I shoot archery

Favorite former athletes from your school? Shaylyn Ayer and Terry Brahm

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly? butter; jelly is gross

Toilet paper under the roll, or over? definitely on top!

Paoli Peaks or Patoka Lake? Patoka Lake

College football or pro football? either one — they’re both football (which I don’t watch)

Math homework or English homework? math, no doubt




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