Alexa Doe Sophomore South Jefferson

South Jefferson’s Alexa Doe says the best advice she’s received was from her father, Steven, an assistant coach on the team. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

Q: What made you fall in love with your sport?

A: “I always really loved the camaraderie of working with the team. We all push each other and it’s a great experience. I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with running because it can be grinding and painful, but it’s all very rewarding.”

Q: What’s your favorite moment as an athlete in your sport?

A: “It was that first time I clinched a spot in the states in 2018. I felt like I was moving on to the next level. Those runners at state just came out fast right from out the gate.

Q: What is your favorite sports moment as a fan?

A: “Watching Brooke Rauber (state champion from Tully) run. She was always there to congratulate the other runners and she said ‘Great job, Alexa’ when I crossed the finish line at the McQuaid Invitational. I was like ‘You know my name.’”

Q: What athlete do you look up to the most?

A: “Rauber is one of the people I look up to. I love to watch her run. Someday I want to be like her.”

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve received from a coach, mentor or teammate in that sport?

A: “My father (Steven Doe) is an assistant coach and told me to always push up the hills (in a cross country meet) and rest on the way down. He helps me train at home and he told me (to) go my fastest going up a hill because they’ll see you coming on the way down.”

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