Athlete of the Week


Photo courtesy of the SUNY New Paltz Athletic Communications Department
Photo courtesy of the SUNY New Paltz Athletic Communications Department.

Athlete of the Week – Sherri Metcalfe

SPORT: Cross Country

YEAR:  First Year

MAJOR: Art Education

HOMETOWN: Queensbury, New York


How Did You First Start Running Cross Country?

I started running in about second grade. The first race I ever ran I placed dead last in and decided to train for it the next year and ended up winning. I joined running club in 4th grade and never looked back.

Outside Of Running, What Do You Like To Do?

I love being outside and hanging out with my friends and family. I also like to paint and make pottery.

Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?

My parents have taught me so much and are always showing me how to be successful in life by pushing me to do my best.

Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?

Sort of, my family likes the New England Patriots so by default I do, too. 

Do You Have Any Superstitions?

Yes! I pick a different sports bra, Spandex and pair of socks I have to wear all season. I wash them of course after every race.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?

My favorite memory comes from my sophomore year of high school. My team was the underdog team in the states meet but we didn’t care, we were so happy to be racing and on our home course. We ended up winning the race and we couldn’t have been more proud and excited for each other. Our team was so close at that point. The feeling of accomplishment and pride we had for each other was amazing.


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