Athlete of the Week: Sam May

Feature Q&A with Sam May

Do you have a favorite brand of running shoe?


What snack fuels your cross country workouts?

Spinach salad.

What is your favorite type of workout?

Repeat miles.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Donovan Brazier.

Do you have a pet?

I have a dog.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

I have dual citizenship in the United States and Germany.

Do you have a prerace ritual?

Pasta supper with the team.

What is your favorite band? Favorite song?

NF, “Know.”

Besides your own, what is your favorite sport to watch?


What is your favorite motivational quote/motto?

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” — Winston Churchill

What is your favorite subject in school?


What do you enjoy most about sports?

You can build a family with your team and go work your hardest every day for them.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

Jakob Van Der Werff, he provided great senior leadership to our team last year, took me under his wing, and brought me into the sport of running.