As one of the most decorated runners in FHC history, senior Whitney Currie is able to continue doing what she loves next year at Northwestern University. For Whitney, running has been a huge part of her life since she was young. Being all-conference, all-regional, and qualifying for states every year of her high school career, as well as achieving All-State status two of the years, her future at Northwestern is especially bright.
What influenced your decision to attend Northwestern?
“I decided to go to Northwestern after truly falling in love with the coaches, the running program, and the academics they offer. I felt like it would be a school that could constantly challenge me, and makes me grow so much as a student, athlete, and overall person.”
How long have you been running both competitively and casually?
“I have been running my whole life, but I joined the cross country team in seventh grade and loved it.”
What will you miss most about high school athletics?
“High school athletics have been so much fun, and I will miss my coaches and all my teammates.”
How does running influence other facets of your life?
“Running has been one of the greatest learning experiences in my life because it has taught me such mental toughness. I can use running as an escape from reality and just go outside and challenge my body and mind, forgetting about anything else going on in my life at that time.”
What do you most look forward to in college?
“I am most looking forward to experiencing a new city, meeting new people, and moving forward in my life and hopefully finding a passion for a career I can pursue for the rest of my life.”