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Two-minute drill: Laura Bess


No. 1 runner on women's cross country team




Brownsburg, Indiana

How long have you been running?

I started running, I think, in the 7th grade when I went out for the school's track team.

Favorite Miami memory

In honor of the MAC meet, without a doubt, winning the MAC meet my sophomore. year. The chaos that ensued afterwards was absolutely amazing.

If you could spend a day with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Nikola Tesla. He was a weird dude, but he was a genius. It would be cool to hear his ideas.

Funniest teammate

On our team, probably, it would be Alex Cameron. She can make any joke.

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

I always jump three times at the starting line. Other than that, not really.

Secret non-sports related talent

I played the piano for 16 years, and I can name every part of a cow's body.

If you could have a superpower, which would you choose?

Time travel, but I don't want to affect history itself, I just want to go back and see the events.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Scandinavia or Iceland, I really want to see the Northern Lights.