Isabelle Ferm, Farmington track and field
Farmington senior Isabelle Ferm would like nothing better than to conclude her high school career with one last trip to the Class 2A girls’ track and field state meet.
Ferm helped the Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team to a second-place finish in the state meet a year ago. She ran the anchor leg.
Here is a closer look at Ferm, who also played soccer for the Tigers and hopes she’s at state in three events this spring:
Q: The best movie I’ve seen in the last year?
A: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Q: Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me?
A: Obnoxious, friendly, dedicated.
Q: Three songs I never skip on my iPod are …
A: “We Bought A Zoo” by Jónsi; “Many Roads” by Andrew Peterson; “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.
Q: What are your three favorite apps?
A: Snapchat, Instagram, Flow.
Q: Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why?
A: Anything inspirational because no matter what mood I’m in, it’s always good to be inspired.
Q: When did you get started in soccer and track?
A: I started playing soccer when I was 5, and just continued with it. I joined track in eighth grade, initially to stay in shape for soccer.
Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt …
A: … so nervous. I’m the oldest in my family, so it was definitely a change to all of a sudden be on the varsity.
Q: What is your favorite meal before a meet or game?
A: Any kind of pasta, mostly alfredo.
Q: What did you work on most before the track season?
A: Lifting and getting stronger.
Q: What are goals for the upcoming season?
A: To go back to the state meet in the 4x400 and triple jump, and make it in the 4x200.
Q: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?
A: When our 4x400 relay team broke our own record by five seconds in the finals of the Class 2A state meet my freshman year.
Q: How do you balance school and sports during the year?
A: I think sports helps me balance my school work. It makes me set deadlines and get stuff done, so I have time for practice and meets and games.
Q: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?
A: No homework.
Q: Who is your favorite college or pro sports team and why?
A: The Minnesota Wild. I love watching hockey.
Q: In 10 years, I hope I’m …
A: … surrounded by loved ones and getting settled in my career.
Q: Do you have a secret talent — and if so, what is it?
A: Drinking a gallon of milk a day. That’s probably a talent.
Q: What is the best sports advice you ever received?
A: It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, as long as you give it your all.