Carol Le has finished as Mustang’s top runner in each of the meets she has placed in this season.
The senior harrier finished 28th overall in the Class 6A West Regional Meet at Wild Horse Park last weekend, qualifying individually for the 2023 Class 6A State Championship Meet this weekend at Edmond Santa Fe.
She clocked in at at 20:55 at regionals, following her personal best time of 19:45.2 at the Central Oklahoma Athletics Conference Meet the prior week at Deer Creek High School.
Le is the unquestioned leader of this year’s squad, garnishing high praise from coach Greg Osborne and teammates. She is looking to cap her cross country career this weekend at Edmond Santa Fe by topping her PR from conference.
But what about her favorite movie? Who is Le’s biggest inspiration? What has been her favorite aspect about being a Bronco?
Check out the answers to these questions and more below!
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of cross country and running?
I love hanging out with friends because it helps relieve the pressure of school and competing.
Q: What is your favorite moment running cross country?
Definitely the week leading up to state and regionals. Everyone is so focused on making it to state and competing. The team is so motivated during this time and it’s very fun.
Q: What is the best aspect about running cross country for Mustang?
The people and coaches. They’re like my second family. I love how close the team gets and the bond we have with each other and the coaches.
Carol Le (Sr.) races toward the finish line at the COAC meet at Deer Creek High School earlier this season. Le helped lead the Broncos to the Class 6A State Championship Meet in 2023, the team’s 28th straight year of qualifying. (Photo by Trey Hunter)
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
NC State senior runner Katelyn Tuohy. She is an amazing runner and motivates me to continue to reach my goals.
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my mom. She is always so encouraging and wants me to push to be better.
Q: Favorite breakfast cereal?
Honey Nut Cheerios.
Q: Favorite movie and TV show?
Movie: “Frozen” & TV Show: “Criminal Minds”
Q: Favorite music artist?
Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee or vanilla.
Q: What are your plans after high school? College? If so, what are you wanting to study?
My plan is to go to Rose State and apply to the school’s dental program in order to be a dental hygienist. I have always been interested in dentistry since I had my braces removed and want to help people have better health.
Q: What is a career path you have in mind after school and sports?
Mostly dental hygiene, but possibly business and accounting as well.
Q: Do you have any siblings? Do they play sports?
I have two siblings. Megan is 9 years old and Henry is 8. They don’t play sports.
Q: What sports did you grow up playing?
I didn’t grow up playing sports. Cross country is my first sport.
Q: Are you originally from Oklahoma? Have you lived or grown up in Mustang your entire life?
I was born in Oklahoma and have lived in Mustang my entire life.
Q: Where is a place you have always wanted to visit?
Greece. The scenery and food looks amazing.
Q: Do you play any other sports for Mustang?
Track and field.
Q: Who is the best girls athlete and best boys athlete at MHS?
- Girls: Kassidi Watkins
- Boys: Aiden Edwards.
Q: What are some of the best aspects of running for Greg Osborne, Mike McGarry & the Mustang coaching staff?
Some of the best parts of running for the coaches is how encouraging they are. They are always so motivating and it helps us have so much fun during workouts. We have a new speaker, so the music is fun during workouts, too.
Q: What are some of the best aspects of running with this group of seniors? What is your favorite memory?
The best part of running with this group is the friendships I have made along the way. Since we all run together, we have grown close and have hung out outside of cross country. My favorite memory is going to the Chile Pepper Festival and Nike. We get to go out of state and stay together.