Athlete of the Week Archive

Oct. 11, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Francis Gipson


How long have you been a runner?
"Since 9th grade"

Where is your favorite place to run in Laramie?
"The prairie ridge"

What are your favorite running sneakers?
"Brooks"

What do you do to pump yourself up before a meet?
"I focus on the time that I am going to run and go over it in my head."

What is one of the toughest places you have ever run?
"Running the 10k at outdoor track conference in New Mexico... 25 laps in the wind was awful!!!"

Where is one of the places you would like to run?
"Boston- I want to run the marathon next year."

What are you thinking in last couple of minutes in a race get through it?
"That I can't let the girl behind me beat me!"

What do you do in your downtime?
"Spend time with my friends and family, spend time at the lake, ski, and pretty much anything else outside."

Have you ever had to deal with any injuries before or during a race and how did you deal with it?
"No injuries yet... knock on wood."

We asked Cowboy runner Greg Miller if he drinks soda, do you?
"Nope"

What would fans be surprised to know about the Cowgirl Cross Country Team?
"Ummm... we are definitely lazier than people would think :-)"

What is it like dealing with the depth of competition at a D1 school as opposed to a community college?
"My team competed at several D1 meets so I had some experience, but, I have just tried to focus on my own races."

What is your favorite television show and why?
"One Tree Hill. . . James Lafferty ;-)"

What are you plans after graduation?
"Right now I'm applying to law school so hopefully I get in!"