Pioneer Focus: Andrew Trusty


PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer Focus athlete of the week goes to sophomore cross-country runner Andrew Trusty for leading his team to a first place victory at the University of  Akron’s Tommy Evans Invitational on Thursday Sept. 6.

Trusty was the runner-up amongst 41 runners, all of which were Division I opponents, in the four mile race. He led his team to victory that day by scoring 36 points with his time of 20:39.

Sophomore Andrew Trusty runs in the lead pack at the Ohio Independent Championships last fall on Oct. 29, 2011. He finished runner-up that day as well as he ran a time of 26:08 over the 10K course. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Get to know the Pioneer runner Andrew Trusty.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Scrambled eggs with peanut butter on top.

Q: If you could have one song be the theme song to your life, which would it be?

A: “On My Own” by Ashes Remain

Q: Favorite athlete?

A: Allyson Felix

Q: Something most people don’t know about you?

A: I talk to my family’s shih’tzu like she is a real person.

Q: What is the thing you like most about your sport?

A: I get to see Ryan Roush’s beautiful face every single day.

Q: Who is your role model and why?

A: My grandpa. He does everything with a purpose and to his fullest.

Q: Favorite fast food outlet?

A: Taco Bell

Q: Best and worst part of college athletics?

A: Best– Getting to look forward to something after classes. Worst– It is time consuming.

Q: What did you do this summer?

A: Went to California!

Tina Oprean is a sports writer for The Aviso AVW.



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