Q-and-A with Courtney Correa, Lockport
October 21, 2012 8:18PM
Lockport's Courtney Correa at the IHSA Lockport Girls 3A Regionals cross country race held at Dellwood Park Lockport, Illinois on Saturday, October 20, 2012. | Larry Kane~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 23, 2012 6:10AM
Lockport’s cross country team was 17th in the 2009 Class 3A state meet, 13th in 2010 and 14th last year. Correa ran on each team at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
How valuable is your state experience?
It’s awesome to have that much experience. I want to be a four-time state qualifier. That’s definitely one of my goals.
What has been a highlight for you?
One of my favorite meets is Naperville Central. We all ran our fastest times. I ran 18:37, 10 seconds off my fastest. That was really big for me.
Decided on a college?
St. Xavier. I love the school. It seems like a perfect fit for me. I want to be a teacher. They have a great program.
Favorite leisure activity?
I like to cook a lot. I like cooking pasta. I make it for my family when we have pasta night.
Favorite sports team?
I’m a Cubs fan. My whole family, we’re all Cubs fans. Both games I went to this year they won.
I love country music. I love Carrie Underwood. Brad Paisley. Keith Urban.
Favorite TV show?
I watch the Food Network a lot. My favorite is “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Who’s the one person you’d like to meet?
Abe Lincoln. I think everything he did during that time was great. I like history.
What will you remember most about high school?
This team and the coaches. My most memorable time happens with running and the cross country team.
As told to Tim Tierney