Karlee Hoffman of Daviess County Senior Sendoff

Karlee Hoffman

Daviess County 

What was your most memorable meet and why?
My most memorable meet would definitely be the state meet of my freshman year because my team won state and we weren't expected to but everyone stepped up and surprised everybody!

Where did you face your biggest competition?
I faced my biggest competition at the Saturday night lights race in Centerville, Ohio where I was pushed beyond measures that brought me to a new PR.

Out of all your high school accomplishments which stands out the most and why?
This years state meet stands out the most, not only because it was definitely a bitter sweet day for me because it was my last cross country race wearing my "County" jersey, but I finished as the Region 1 3A state runner up and my team also finished state runner up which was a huge surprise for me because that wasn't expected at all, everyone on my team trusted each other and ran for the team, not theirselves.

If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
I would want to change all the negativity that flowed through my head at some practices and all the hard pressure I put on my self before races when all I needed to do was to relax.

What was the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
My junior year, last year, I kept going back and forth with nagging injuries and stress. My right knee would be hurting, then my left shin, then my lower back and so on all because of the stress I put on my self. I had to learn to give my body rest even when I don't want too and that sleep is the most important, even though I had tons of homework that would keep me up late every night.

What will you miss the most?
I will tremendously miss all my fans and support I had from my panther family and cross country family.

Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
Treasure every little moment with your family and team because it sure does fly by! 

What are your post-high school or college plans?
I plan to run cross country and track and field at Eastern Kentucky University to be a dental hygienist or occupational therapist.

Who would you like to say thank you to?
So many people over the years have blessed me, but first I want to say thanks to God for blessing me with the ability to run and putting great people in my life, thanks to my mom and dad for driving lots of miles to watch me run an 18 minute race or spend hundreds of dollars on running shoes, thanks to any coach I may ever had for giving up time to be with their family to coach my team and I, thanks to my teammates for putting up with my crazy self and believing in me and supporting me, thanks to all my Panther fans and friends and family for always cheering me on whether you were present at a race or not, and thanks to my physical therapy, Rehabilitation and performance institute(RPI), for adjusting your schedules to get me in so I can be dry needled and healthy and able to run again in no time.