Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: David Knauf
PARENTS: William and Pamela Knauf
SIBLINGS: I have two sisters, Victoria and Sarah. Victoria is 24 and Sarah’s 16.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math or Science
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: I like to play strategy games.
FAVORITE FOOD: I have a lot.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I don’t really have a favorite artist. I like the oldies.[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Jurassic Park
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Three’s Company
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Probably miniature action figures.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? To go to college and become a vet.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? Definitely the coaches. They push you and they make me feel like family.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRACK? The people. They encourage you and you have a good time. You don’t worry about the hard work involved.
EVENTS? It was the 800 back in seventh and eighth grade then I went to more long distance, mile, two-mile.
WHAT APPROACH DO YOU TAKE TO YOUR EVENTS? I do some dynamic stretching then I job a little bit then I do some static stretching to make sure I’m loose and ready for the run.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think that we’re going in the right direction, getting those p.r.’s and we have a good season ahead of us.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? The hard work that everyone’s been putting in.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT CONFERENCE AND STATE? Definitely the hard work, the team work and just getting out after it.
TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT NOW; WHAT DO THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET? WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Definitely the long distance.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST IN PRACTICE TO IMPROVE ON? Pacing, trying to keep that pace up.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH RUNNING TRACK AT BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? The good times you have with the people and the coaches, just running around having fun, and the coaches are out there running with you.