Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Alex Houpt
PARENTS: Deanna Speer and Aaron Speer
SIBLINGS: I have one sister, two step-sisters and a step-brother. Kylie is 11, Harper is 11, Hunter is 18 and Hayley is 20.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Work on my truck.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Alfredo
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I don’t really have one. I listen to a little bit of everything.
FAVORITE MOVIE: I don’t have a favorite movie either. I like comedies though.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Top Gear
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Probably my Hot Wheels.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college. I haven’t decided yet. I want to study engineering.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My grandpa; he helped me buy my first truck and he’s had a lot to do with my life.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY: Just hanging out with my friends, getting to run with my friends.
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO A RACE? I listen to music, get stretched, try to get nice and warmed up before I start.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON? I think we’ve done pretty good. We’ve done a lot better than last year. We still have a few guys injured so we’re not to our full potential yet.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON? I would think seeing the younger guys come up and step up, seeing how they’ve grown and gotten better. That’s pretty cool.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT CONFERENCE AND STATE MEETS? Just do our best and just run.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH RUNNING CROSS COUNTRY AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably just hanging out with everybody, going to the meets, hanging out at the meets.