Prep Pulse: Owen Roy


A Q&A with Southridge senior cross country runner Owen Roy.

Nicknames: Piano Chicken.

Best thing about the school year: Getting to hang out with friends in my different sports seasons and clubs.

Who on your team cracks you up and why: Really everyone on the team has a way to make me laugh, but Cameron Giles always says the funniest things at the right moments.

Complete the sentence: I could binge watch The Office for hours on end.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life, and why: I think Mrs. Allen has had the greatest impact on me. Her daughter used to run cross country with me so she was always at the meets to cheer on the team and still comes to some of them. She has always valued hard work, dedication, motivation, and respect, and I value that mindset on life and try to use it daily.

What’s the best emoji: The laughing/crying face.

Favorite type of donut: Cream filled long john.

One thing you do that puts you in your coach’s doghouse: I'm always tying my shoes when he's trying to talk to the team and sometimes he yells at me to hurry up.

People would be surprised to know what about you: I have an addiction to maps — collecting them, drawing them, reading them.

Piece of advice you’ve gotten that has stuck with you: Stay Positive. Negativity brings everyone down, but staying positive will make you and the team as strong as it can be.

Who do you consider to be your heroes: My parents, because they taught me how to work hard and discipline myself to meet the goals I want to achieve, and they're always there for me.

Physical feature that makes you unique: I can dislocate and relocate both of my shoulders.

Oddest piece of trivia that you know: The average person spends over 20 years of their life sleeping.

I hate to admit it, but my parents are right about: Learning is still important even if you think you'll never use the info again.

No matter what, my friends, food, and some hype music can always cheer me up.

I spend far too much money on: Food and escape rooms.

You scream at the TV when: My favorite houseguest gets voted off of Big Brother.

Something you really wish you knew how to do: Draw really well.

What are some things on your bucket list: Going to a concert, skydiving, and traveling to every continent in the world.

Best concert you’ve attended: All zero of them.

Who’s the smartest person on your team: Jaffet Cruz, he's a genius.

Song in your music collection that’s played the most: "Fourth Of July" by Fall Out Boy

Business you’d like to add to your hometown: Chick-fil-A.

Favorite former athlete from your school: Christian Motteler.

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly: Strawberry.

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