Featured Athlete Week of 9/23 Avery Traffie

Avery Traffie, Mascenic2013 avery in pusuit sc

Go to meal

My mom’s homemade pizza. It’s not heavy and greasy like restaurant pizza and is really easy to pack for the bus

Cross training activity

Mt Biking

Coach motivate you

He yells “Drop the hammer!” at you in the middle of the race

Anywhere in the world

Washington State, as long as it’s in the summer, I don’t want to get rained on the whole time

When did you start running?

6th grade cross country

Favorite prerace song?

I don’t usually listen to music before a race.

What motivates you?

Mostly just because I’m competitive. I want to go faster and do better every day.

If you could not fail?

If I knew the major I choose in college would be used afterwards I would go to college. I just don’t want a useless major just because I insisted to go to college.

Best advice?

My grandfather said, “You have two ways to use your energy, positive and negative. It’s your choice.”

Favorite quote

Never really thought to have a favorite quote


If I go to college I will definitely run

Favorite thing about xc

Having people to run with and a set schedule makes it a whole lot easier to get out the door, which makes it a lot more fun

Favorite course

Our home course at Mascenic. It’s fast but honest.

Favorite race

The Save the Light Half Marathon in Folly Beach,SC. I really like half marathons and it helps that you get to go south during the cooler weather up north