Pioneer Focus: Mitch Williams


PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to junior long distance runner Mitch Williams for his performance  this past weekend at the All-Ohio Championships in Athens, Ohio when he finished first out of  14 competitors in the 3000-meter steeplechase, clocking in a time of  9:12.48.

Williams also hit a NCAA Division II national qualifying provisional time by nearly eight seconds, which gave him an outstanding first place ranking in the GLIAC outdoor conference standings.

Junior long distance runner Mitch Williams finishes a 3000 meter race in Daytona , FL . (Courtesy photo by Billy Latta)

Get to know the long distance runner from Celina…

Q: Favorite food?

A: Cereal

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

 A: Reliability, so i could always be there for people.

Q: Most embarrassing moment?

A: I burnt my butt on a fireplace.

Q: Favorite aspect of Track and Field?

 A: Chasing people

Q: Favorite pre-race music?

 A: Country

Q: Favorite YouTube video?

 A: Chocolate Rain

Q: Facebook or Twitter?

 A: Facebook

Q: Who is an athlete that you look up to?

 A: Kobe Bryant

Q: Least favorite Malone rule?

A: Visitation hours

Q: Best and worst part of college athletics?

 A: Best, good outcomes.  Worst, the work to get good outcomes.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: Providing for my family.

Tina Oprean is a sports writer for The Aviso AVW.

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