By: Blaire DeWitt
This week, Covering Hawkeye Sports is profiling cross country runner, Elliott Klingenberg. Elliott is currently a sophomore, running his first cross country season after switching over from football.We had the opportunity to catch up with cross country coach, Travis Pertner, about Elliott.
“Elliot has been a solid runner this year at the 3 spot. He is one of the reasons that I can say this is the best boy’s team Hamilton has seen. His future is very bright in this sport.”
What made you want to run cross country?
- “I wanted to try cross, I’ve always enjoyed running distance and I just wanted to give it a shot.”
What makes cross different than football?
- “Cross is harder than football and it’s more of an independent sport.”
Do you enjoy running cross country?
- “Yes, I enjoy XC. My teammates are great and it helps me build endurance for other sports.”
Elliott’s Favorite Things: