Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Lauren Stiles
PARENTS: Stephanie and Todd Stiles
SIBLINGS: A younger sister, Lainey Stiles.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math or Science
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Hang out with my friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Italian
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Florida Georgia Line
FAVORITE MOVIE: I don’t really have one.[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Ridiculousness
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I had this little stuffed animal. His name was Squirt.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? To go to UALR and then med school at UAMS.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? Probably my Nanny; she survived breast cancer. She’s really inspirational.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRACK? I like to run. It keeps me in shape. It’s a good stress reliever.
WHAT APPROACH DO YOU TAKE TO YOUR EVENTS? I try not to take off too fast and finish strong.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s gone good. We’ve won I think every meet we’ve gone to.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE REST OF THE SEASON? Just everyone do their best and stay healthy.
TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT NOW; WHAT DO YOU THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET? WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? I always have a good finish.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST IN PRACTICE TO IMPROVE ON? Just being able to run faster, have more stamina.
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? Just how hard we worked every day, probably, and how good the coaches are and how much they work with us.