Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s James Harrell

Published 8:16 am Friday, November 6, 2015

James Harrell of Brandywine is in this week’s Athlete Showcase. (Leader photo/File)

James Harrell of Brandywine is in this week’s Athlete Showcase. (Leader photo/File)

James Harrell is a senior on the Brandywine cross country team.


What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

JH: Making state this year.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

JH: Just missing out on going to state both my sophomore and junior years.

What has been a hardship in your life?

JH: I ran a marathon.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

JH: My grandma, Sara Harrell, for being the strongest person I know.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

JH: On the start line before the gun goes off.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

JH:: I threw up after a casual 5K.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

JH: Go out and run.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

JH: Race walking.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

JH: Vinny Peel because he told me he is.

How would you give away $50,000?

JH: A scholarship for runners.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

JH: Any cross country team.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

JH: Have much more free time.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

JH: Train competitively on my own.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

JH: The rule of how late someone can join the team.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

JH: Someone once told me I was a good runner.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

JH: Speak in front of a group. No.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

JH: I saw someone run really fast.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

JH: Running recreationally. It relaxes me.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

JH: Dedicated.