Hello My Name Is: Marissa Ellenbecker


What do you like about cross country?

Marissa Ellenbecker: "I like how most people don't like to do it, so it's one of a kind, and people think you're weird. The runners are fun."

What's your favorite sport besides cross country?

"I like basketball because it's just different. You're inside a gym for once and not outside in the heat."

If you could challenge one person to a race, who would it be?

"Ty Gruden cause in class he always says he's gonna beat me in all this stuff. He's in the grade above me."

Who's your favorite athlete?

"I like Michael Phelps because he does the one funny thing before he runs."

What food could you eat every day for the rest of your life?

"Ice cream. I could eat ice cream all the time even the day before the meet. I eat almost every night or goldfish. Goldfish is really good. Cookies and cream or cookie dough. Just normal cheddar."

Where do you want to travel to most?

"To Paris to see the Eiffel Tower."

If you could have one superpower, it would be?

"Like a superpower, I would want to read people's minds because I would always want to know what they're thinking."

Who's your favorite singer?

"My favorite singer is probably Selena Gomez."

Favorite TV show?

"I like friends. I like them all. I like Ross."

What's your dream career?

"I think I want to be anesthesiologist, but I don't know for sure. I just decided this year, so I'm still thinking."