Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd is a junior on the Niles cross country team.

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

AS: Winning track regionals back-to-back.

Adam Shepherd

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

AS: Not winning the Viking Stampede this year.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

AS: Coach (Tony) Todd, because he got me to where I am today.

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

AS: Wrestling.

Why are sports an important part of a high school


AS: Sports are important, because it brings out a different side of people that you do not see every day.

How would you give away $50,000?

AS: I would fix the soccer field and give some to Niles cross country and track.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

AS: I would play way more video games.

What is the most

challenging thing for

you to do in your sport?

AS: The most challenging thing is to not fall behind better people in the race.

Choose one word

to describe yourself:

AS: Ambitious.


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