Women's Track & Field Blog | January 2013

UP CLOSE with Kathryn Vidmar

Jan 28, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 5:01 pm | Updated: January 28, 2013 5:02 pm | Permalink

Class- Senior 

Height- 5' 2"

Hometown- Trabuco Canyon, California

Major- Exercise and Wellness, Pre-nursing

Track and field events- 5k and 10k

Reason for attending BYU...

"I love the track team and knew it was a great program. I really wanted to see my potential running for such a great coach. I also have many family members that attend BYU as well."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love my teammates. They are my best friends and my family here in Provo. They push me to be a better runner and person. It's also so much fun traveling, and I love competing and representing BYU."

Favorite movie...

"I love watching movies, and I pretty much like any movie I watch."

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I really like Mountain West Burrito."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

"Harry Potter all the way. Also, Lord of the rings should be mentioned here too because I love that movie."

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"A nurse and a high school cross country coach."

Favorite BYU sport other than track and field...

"Gymnastics! I have always loved the sport, and my little sister competes on the team, which makes me a big fan."

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Sarah Edwards. Except she graduated last year, and I am yet to find someone to fill her shoes."

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"There's a colonial woman on the wing."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I don't have any favorite teams, but I like to watch the Ironman World Championships. I also love professional surfing and skateboarding."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

"Surfing, skateboarding and soccer are tons of fun."

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go to the 1960's and go to a Beatles concert"

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Emily Vidmar. She's a stud, a babe and my best bud."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"A sunroom. I am always cold."

Favorite inspirational quote...

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure" -Chariots of Fire 

UP CLOSE with Natalie Stewart

Jan 23, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 3:23 pm | Updated: February 8, 2013 5:29 pm | Permalink

Class-  Senior

Height-  5' 8"

Hometown-  Spanish Fork, Utah

Major-  Public health, with an emphasis in health promotion

Track and field events- 400 meters

Reason for attending BYU...

"I knew BYU had a wonderful track and field program as well as great academic programs. It was close to home, and my older siblings were also at BYU, so it was an easy decision."

Best part of being on the BYU track and field team...

"I love the opportunity I have to run and do the sport I love. The coaches are wonderful, the team is fantastic, and every day is a combination of hard work, sweat and laughter." 

Favorite movie...

The Fugitive

Best place to eat in Provo...

"I love Zupas, which could be bordering Orem. Either way, it's great."

Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight...

Harry Potter

If you could be doing anything in 10 years it would be...

"In 10 years, I hope I can eat all I want and still not gain any weight!"

Funniest member of the BYU track team and why...

"Me, it's obvious why. Ask anyone. Ha." 

Best catchphrase or line from a book, movie or TV show...

"It's a good thing you aren't a big, fat guy, or this would be reallllly difficult." -Emperors New Groove 

Hidden Talent...

"I can curl my tongue into a three-leaf clover."

Favorite pro sports team...

"I'm really not into pro sports."

Best sport you play/played other than track and field...

Volleyball

If you had a time machine, when/where would you go and why...

"I would go 10 minutes before I tore my ACL on June 17, 2011. That would be nice." 

Best athlete in any sport at BYU...

"Nachelle Stewart Mackie (Two time national champion)! I could be a little bias though."

If you could add one thing to the BYU campus, what would it be...

"I wish there was cell reception in the basement of the JFSB."

Favorite musical artist/band...  

Taylor Swift

Gatorade, PowerAde or Vitamin Water...

Gatorade

Most embarrassing moment...

"In elementary school I threw up over all the utensils during lunchtime." 

Favorite inspirational quote...

"Good enough is where the weak hearts stop." -The "Original" Mike Smith