Emily Latimer - Women's Cross Country

Emily Latimer - Women's Cross Country

Q and A with Marlin of the Week Emily Latimer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University athletic department showcases a question and answer feature with our Marlin of the Week. The first student-athlete selected this year is women's cross country senior Emily Latimer.

Latimer won Friday's ODAC Preview meet with a time of 23:57.81. Her run was almost four minutes faster than the second place finisher. She was instrumental in pacing the Marlins to a team victory in the first meet of the season.

1. Why did you choose Virginia Wesleyan University?

I chose Virginia Wesleyan University because of the close knit community and the positive school atmosphere.

2. What is your favorite moment thus far as a Marlin?

My favorite moment so far as a Marlin was when I ran the 10k race for the first time solo and ended up breaking the school record.

3. What do you like most about VWU women's cross country?

Our team is all about positivity and support. We build each other up and motivate one another to stay focused. I love my team and my coach; they're like a family to me.

4. What are your aspirations after graduation?

I plan to further my education and become a physician.