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.
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?
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?
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.