The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The fourth student-athlete selected this year is men's cross country senior Lawrence Minor.
Minor led the Hornets this past Friday at the Doc Jopson Invitational. Minor finished second overall in 19:49 in the 6k race. He helped the Hornets win the team title at the event, defeating three other ODAC schools.
What do you like most about LC men's cross country?
I like that the team is like a close family of guys, who run and work hard together, to push each other every day to become the best runners that we can be. It is nice to know that you are working with people who you can trust and know that they are there to help you on the days that a workout is kicking your butt and make you push through it. When we aren't putting in the miles and working out the team is a great group of people to hang out with and just relax and get away from all the work that college has to offer.
What was it like finishing second overall and having the top time for the team at the Doc Jopson Invitational?
I was happy with the way the race went. I didn't feel that I was pushing the pace to hard and I ran how coach wanted me to, I was happy with the outcome. It is still really early in the season considering the races that I have been training for all year aren't until later in the season.
What are your aspirations after graduation?
I really would like to try the coaching role out once I finish here at LC. It is something that I have thought about doing for a while now, and whether that is college or even high school, I think I would be good at teaching others the knowledge and skills that I have acquired over the past years of running. I am still looking to run as well, keep training and run some races during track season and work my way up to running marathons.
How has being a member of the men's cross country team helped you throughout college?
I think that being on the team has been something that has helped me in many ways to get through college and keep my head on straight. Working with my Coach Thomasey has been really helpful. He is always there to help you out when you get overwhelmed with school studies and running. I owe a lot to him for his coaching and for my success while running in college.