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October 5, 2012

UR Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Savage



According to Savage, pushing past human limits is the main focus, but she understands it is not always as easy as it seems.

“The main part about cross country is you have to push yourself and you have to make the decision to push yourself past your limits,” she said. “I started running this summer in my neighborhood, so telling myself that I can do this was difficult.”

Part of the reason Savage has been able to stretch her limits so far has been the fact that one of her best friends, Lila Mitchell also runs cross country for GMC Prep and pushes Savage in races.

“It is really good to have a friend that is a rival on the team,” she said. “I love it because she makes me go faster. When I see her next to me it pushes me and it makes go faster.”

It is a struggle sometimes, especially when Savage is running as well as she would like, but she admits the thought of letting her friend and teammates down always motivates her.

“I don’t want to let my team down. I want to help my team get the best possible score that we can,” Savage said. “When I go through the pain, I just think that there is not much more left.”

Not only does the leading Lady Bulldog runner enjoy competition, but Savage also enjoys helping her teammates attain their own goals.

“My favorite part about is I’m encouraging other people,” she said. “Winning is good, I guess, but I really enjoy encouraging others and helping my friends.”

As this week’s athlete of the week, Savage is proud of the accomplishment since running for the young harrier has not come easy.

“When I want to be good at something I have to work really hard at it,” Savage said. “I feel really proud to represent GMC and humbled to win athlete of the week.”

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