Liberty's Andrew Miner reflects on this season of boys cross country. (Megan Woodward/Carroll County Times)
What is something that has made you excited about coming back this year as reigning state champions?
"It's really nice to be able to defend the title, it's a new position for us. What's made me really happy is that I think we have a very good team and another chance to do it. A lot of guys have really stepped it up this year in making everyone run better times."
What has helped this team find success?
"I think part of it is that we have guys that have experience with championship season success so that helps. I also think part of it is that we have younger guys who want to get better, but most of it is our two coaches who really know what they're doing and they put us into a really good position to succeed."
What are some things you're feeling knowing this is your last season and in what ways do you present yourself as a leader for the younger runners?
"Because it's my last year, I know that every race is my last chance to run on that course so I want to do as best as I can. It's my last chance in cross country to try and win a championship. As a leader, just because I've had three years of experience, I think I've seen a lot of what can happen in a cross country race so I can help them out and tell the inexperienced runners of how to run a race."
If you could run a race anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
"I'd probably have to say Italy because that's my favorite country and I think it would be fun to run a race there."
Who is the funniest guy on your team and why?
"Kyle Hinton just because he says a lot of things that make us laugh of how ridiculous they are sometimes."