The Lookout Freelance Reporter Danielle Hook recently spoke with 21-year-old LCC runner Brian Moore, one of the top harriers for the men's cross country team. A freshman at LCC, Moore is from Lowell and is studying automotive technology.
Do you have any records that you're especially proud of?
"I made it onto the top 10 cross country times for my high school. I'm also inducted into my high school's hall of fame as an athlete for making all-state for cross (country) and for placing in track meets at regionals."
Do you remember any embarrassing moments while running?
"There were a few times when I'm running at … meets that I'm not familiar with and I don't really know where to go. Direction isn't the greatest trait I have, so I've taken a few wrong turns and realized, 'Oh wait, this leads to nowhere,' and had to turn back around … Those are mostly in the woods when no one can see except maybe me and a few other guys."
What is your most memorable moment in cross country?
"Probably the first time I made states because it was my junior year, I had never run cross country. I made it to states and then in that race I started at 150th for the first mile and I made it all the way up to 21st, which is all-state. I still didn't know what I was doing. I was just running and running really hard and for some reason that, out of all the races I've run, that's the race that sticks out in my mind the most."
What are your plans for after LCC?
"I am heading back to BYU (Brigham Young University) in Idaho for finishing my degree (in automotive technology). They do not have running, but I might hit up running for grad school."
What are some of your hobbies outside of cross country?
"I do a lot of other stuff. I'm very outdoorsy. In summer I'll fish, I'll bike. I'll play a whole bunch of sports like tennis, golf, soccer, football, basically anything. In the winter, I'm a really big skier. I'll ski all winter long … I don't like sitting inside."