Athlete of the Week: Carter Vande Vegte

Feature Q&A with Carter Vande Vegte


What is your favorite sport to watch? Distance running races and triathlons.

Who is your favorite team in that sport? I like to watch people I know including my mom.

Do you have a nickname and if so what is it? Clark.

What is your favorite kind of workout in cross country practice? Saturday morning mileage.

Do you listen to music before you run? If so, what kind do you prefer? I listen to upbeat music on the bus ride to the meets.

What is your favorite flavor of sports drink? Cold water after a hard workout.

What is your favorite subject in school? math and science.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people? I am involved in lots of other things like swimming, triathlons, music and running the sound board at church.

What skill do you wish you had that you don’t? The ability to give a speech in front of crowds.

What is the most frequent line you hear from your coach? “You won’t rise to the level of the occasion, but to the level of your training.”

What is your favorite moment in sports? Lining up on starting line at state.