Athlete of the Week: Alejandro Bernal

Feature question and answer with Alejandro Bernal

Runner-up in two consecutive meets: at Alta-Aurelia and South O’Brien invitationals


What was the last show you binge watched? “Gravity Falls.”

What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? A ball when I was like 10.

How long could you go without using your phone? Two months at the most.

Outside of N’West Iowa, what would be the best city to live in? Seoul, South Korea.

What’s the most common phrase you hear from your coach? “Good! Now we’re smooth sailing here, keep that pace.”

Is there a band or musician you never get tired of? The Living Tombstone.

What’s the scariest movie you’ve seen? Any “Final Destination.” Psychological horror scares me more than slashers.

Outside of your home course, what’s your favorite course to run on? Sioux Center just looked amazing.

Are there any abilities you have that could help you in a potential zombie apocalypse? A zombie can’t eat your brain if they can’t catch you, speed is key.

What is the longest amount of time you’ve laid down resting immediately after a cross country race? The time I just fell asleep until the next day, which was 11 hours.

What is your favorite candy to get on Halloween? Warheads.

Is a hot dog a sandwich? It simply isn’t and nothing can change my mind.

If there was an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal in? Debating online on the most random subjects. Example, is hair necessary?