Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Kristian Horton

Kristian Horton is a senior on the Dowagiac boys basketball team.

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

KH: Earning second-place at conference for track.

Kristian Horton

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

KH: Not going to regionals for track last year.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

KH: My mom. She has always found a way to provide for me by herself.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

KH: Right before an event or when I first enter the game.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

KH: When I air balled a shot this year.

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

KH: I do home workouts every day.

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

KH: Football.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

KH: This gives you extra memories from your high school life.

How would you give away $50,000?

KH: Mostly to my mom and some for my college tuition.

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

KH: The track team.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

KH: Work more.

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

KH: Stay under control.

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

KH: Hand-checking.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

KH: Someone told me I was an impressive runner and continue to get better.

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

KH: When I had to fill in for a runner in the 800-meter relay. Yes.

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

KH: My mom going back to college.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

KH: Working out alone. I feel it is a place where I get away from everything.

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