Kylie Wittman, daughter of Lizanne and Pete Wittman, is a junior at Brentwood Academy and a member of the Varsity Cross Country Team.
This season, she came in second at the State cross country meet. She also said that being on a team that has been four-time All-State champions is one of her biggest achievements.
She started running in sixth grade as an additional sport to dance. She said her sister and a few of her friends had already decided to run cross country, so she decided to follow in their footsteps.
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “Realizing my potential as a runner and also seeing so many people coming out to support me and cheer me on inspires me.” She added, “Also, seeing all the other runners on my team just train their heart out and watch them lay everything out for the team inspires me.”
One of her biggest role models is one of her previous coaches, Cathy Cheeseman.
“She was such an inspiration—she is a mother of four who continually would dedicate her heart, soul, and time to the team… no matter what circumstance. She cared about each person individually and not just in running… She would also run marathons, effortlessly it seemed to me, which was just amazing to watch her do.”
Outside of running, she enjoys volunteering in the Children’s Ministry at her church, reading, writing, and drawing.
After graduating from BA this year, she plans to go to college to pursue a degree in Exercise Science or Kinesiology. One day, she hopes to become a physical therapist.