Jonas Reutzel – Senior

Q: How long have you been running for?

A: “I’ve been running for seven years, since sixth grade.”

Q: Why did you choose to run competitively?

A: “At first, I did track because I just wanted to race people. I didn’t like it, and I wanted to play soccer. I’m not great at soccer, though, so I just did cross country, since I was better at that.”

Q: Why did you choose cross country over track?

A: “I prefer cross country because running longer distances is easier for me.”

Q: What is your favorite part about running?

A: “Probably the feeling you get when you finish, because the running part sucks.”

Q: What do you hope to achieve when running?

A: “I hope to improve my 5k, and run one in 16 minutes.”

Q: Who’s your biggest role model?

A: “My coaches, Coach Jones and Coach Scott.”

September’s male Athlete of the Month is Jonas Reutzel, a cross country runner in the class of 2022. Coach Mark Scott praises Reutzel for his leadership skills and his ability to “show up” for his team. Apart from running, Reutzel enjoys playing the piano and creating music. He is also an avid football fan, and his favorite team is the Vikings. Reutzel participates in DECA and the National Honor Society.