Gavin Czarnecki and Cade Ferron

Beaver Dam freshman Gavin Czarnecki (front) and junior Cade Ferron (back) are pictured at Beaver Dam High School on Monday afternoon. 

Personal best time: 16:03.

Favorite cross country course? Franklin because it is right next to lake Michigan and we always get to go swimming afterwards. And it is very scenic, which makes it go by fast

What runner, or runners, do you look up to? Derek Johnsrud because he helped me become the runner I am today and gave me the confidence I needed to succeed. He also has always helped me even when other’s didn’t. He was a great runner at Fall River and Oshkosh and is now helping me try to exceed his accomplishments. I also look up to my mom because she ran at Milwaukee in college and I have always wanted to run in college like she did.

What’s your routine for the hour or so before a race? Four hours before I have a normal size meal and then two hours before I will have my last snack which is usually pretzels. And then one hour before, I stop drinking water and then warm up 45 minutes before and get back to the team camp and then get my spikes and jersey ready and go to the start line 15 minutes before the race and do warm ups. And after my two strides, I put on my jersey and spikes and do more strides and a few build-ups

What do you usually eat the night before a race? And in the morning before a race? I usually eat crepes the night before and then a ham and cheese sandwich in the morning, with a bagel and yogurt.

What’s been the most memorable moment of your high school cross country career thus far? Would have to be at Darlington this year when I won my first race this year and then getting interviewed afterwards.

In a few words, describe your personality during a race: I really don’t think that much during a race so I’d probably say relaxed.

Favorite candy? Swedish Fish.

Favorite flavor of ice cream? Cookie dough.

Favorite food? Crab legs from Red Lobster.

Favorite restaurant? Red Lobster.

Favorite T.V. show? “The Office.”

Favorite movie? “Hoosiers.”

Favorite pro or college sports team? Wisconsin Badgers.

Favorite pro or college athlete? Sam Dekker.

Dream vacation? The college basketball Final Four.

Dream car? Jeep Wrangler.

Favorite actor? Kevin Hart.

Most played song on your iPod right now? “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons.

Favorite song of all time? “Replay” by lyaz.

Oreos or Chips Ahoy? Vanilla Oreos.

Early bird or night owl? Night owl.

Cats or dogs? Dogs.

Would you rather be able to run 100 mph or fly 10 mph? Fly because it would be cooler to fly and less dangerous.

Would you rather speak any language fluently or speak to animals? Speak to animals because I would be the only person ever and we could know what they are thinking.

If you were president for a day, what would you do? End all wars.

If you won the lottery tonight, what would you spend it on tomorrow? A car.

If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be? Giannis Antetokounmpo because he seems funny, nice, and is really good at basketball.

You can’t live without? Sports.

Words to live by? I don’t want to look back and think, “I could’ve eaten that.”