The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The twelth student-athlete selected this year is men's cross country senior Brian Robinson.
Robinson ran with the men's cross country team at the National Championship meet in Terra Haute, IN. Racing on the very difficult LaVern Gibson Championship Course, he set a season best in the 8K with a time of 26:52.3.
What do you like most about LC men's cross country?
The best part about LC cross country is the overall atmosphere of the team. Being on a small team really gives me the chance to bond with my teammates. We all work hard and suffer through the pain of the mountains, miles, and workouts together. I can always depend on my teammates to be there for me no matter what; we are more of a family than a team.
What is your favorite moment thus far as a Hornet?
I can not narrow it down to just one, every thing that happens on this team is a memorable moment. Winning ODAC's all four years, the Regional meet 3 years, and attending Nationals all four years as a team are moments that I will never forget.
How has being a member of the men's cross country team helped you throughout college?
Being on this team has helped me really focus on my running and studies. If I ever start to slack on running or studies, my buddies always help me refocus and get back on track. I have been inspired by my teammates to give my best ability in anything I do, whether it is running, studies, or life in general.
What has it been like to be part of a program that has made it to the National Championship meet four straight years?
Being able to make it to the National Championship four straight years is something that I never thought would of happened. The National meet is a experience that not many people are able to experience; there is no way describe the meet, you just have to be there. Making it to Nationals has really helped me develop into a runner that I never thought I would become. I have learned from my older teammates and I am blessed to be able to pass down that knowledge down to my younger teammates and help motivate them to keep on working at it and to realize the value of making it to Nationals. Coach Doug always says "Nationals is the real deal." Being able to be part of a team that has made it four years in a row really shows how the team is developing and stepping up onto a new level.