Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Talyn Billins
PARENTS: Kerri and Don Billins
SIBLINGS: Jake, 8
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Advanced Drawing, Art
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to draw, read and workout.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken nuggets and pancakes but not together.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: The Civil Wars
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Help
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Weeds
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I had a giant teddy bear
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I want to go to Henderson and run on their cross country team and possibly major in Biology.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My uncle because he’s has goals all his life and he’s achieved them all so I’m trying to achieve all my goals.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY: How family-like our team is and how supportive we are and the friendships I’ve drawn from it.
WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO A RACE? Stay hydrated, eat well, don’t really think about it so I don’t get too nervous.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON? I think we’ve had an awesome season. We have a really great team and we’ve been undefeated so far, so I’m hoping we can win conference.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON? At Chili Pepper when two of my teammates, Caitlyn (Bell) and Hannah (Shelby) broke 20.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT CONFERENCE AND STATE MEETS? Just stay serious when we’re running at practice about getting better.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH RUNNING CROSS COUNTRY AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? How great a coach (Danny Westbrook) we have. I mean I’m not even trying to butter it up. But he’s been serious about it and every year we’ve had a great team and I think he’s the common denominator on it.