Beyond the Spotlight w/ Caitlyn Mieske

Caitlyn Mieske is competing in her junior season at Freeland High School.

What sport(s) and position(s) do you play and how many years have you been on the Varsity team?

Cross country and track, 2 years

List any academic or athletic achievements you have earned during high school career (i.e. honor roll, all-conference, student council, all-state, etc.)

Honor roll, all county in cross country, all conference in track

What do you enjoy most about competing in high school sports?

I think being successful personally and as a team makes it very easy to love HS sports, but bonding with my team has been my favorite part because it’s great to have a circle of supportive and fun friends.

What is your best memory from HS sports so far, and why is it meaningful to you?

I am looking forward to achieving my goals and becoming a better athlete. I think we have a very strong team this year and I’m so excited to see what we will be able to accomplish.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?

I am looking forward to being on a team with all of my close friends because the bond we all have will make us succeed

What’s your go to pre-game/contest meal? Where do you get it from?

I always have protein bars in my bag with me at every meet, I’m constantly making sure I’m drinking water and making sure I have a good source of protein before I run.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? What makes that rivalry special or different from the other teams you’ll face this season?

I would say Shepherd, they also have a very strong team and TVC’s are always pretty close between our two teams. But I think it’s good to have a team like them to push us harder.

What is one personal and one team goal that you have for this upcoming season?

One personal goal is to hold my spot on varsity this year considering that the freshman are very talented. But I would love to see myself break 21 this year, and being constant in the low 20’s. One team goal would be to win our regional and return to states again.

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a Freshman, what you would it be?

Don’t worry so much about other people better than you, just focus on yourself and work hard to achieve your goals.