AOTW: Kendrick Schell

Evan Willey

Meet Kendrick Schell, a freshman men’s cross country runner. This is actually only Kendrick’s second year running on a cross country team as he played vollyball throughout high school and just ran for fun. He is from North Hampton, PA and is looking forward to time here at Wilkes.

Q: Why did you choose your major?

A: My major is mechanical engineering. My dad is a mechanical engineer and he was really good at it. I’m really smart and good with my hands so I thought it would be perfect. I’m also really good with my hands.

Q: What brought you to Wilkes?

A: I was being recruited here for cross country. Wilkes also had my major I was interested in, also it was close to home all the other schools I was looking at were really far from home.

Q: Why do you like to run?

A: I just ran on my own for fun. Senior year of high school I gave cross country a chance to keep in shape for vollyball. No one knew who I was when I came out on the first race starting and now I am running in college.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?

A: My dad, he is a mechanical engineer. He went to college at Colodro State. He also ran too and always encouraged me to start. My dad is like my twin.

Q: What do you eat before and after a race?

A: Before the race I have a bagel, water, a little bit of Gatorade I try to keep it light before 30 minutes of running. After the race the team usually picks a resturant we all go too, I like to eat a protein bar, Gartorade, I’m actaully going to start to drink protein shakes.

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: I love all comedies and I love Jason Statham. 22 Jump St was a funny movie

Q: If you could be any animal what would you be? Why?

A: Cheetah they run fast

Q: If someone wrote a biography about you what would the title be?

A: Shenanigans with Kendrick

Q: How is it adjusting to being in college away from home and being involved in a sport?

A: Being in a sport is like having a second family, they made me feel so welcomed. No questions asked they were really nice and they will be there for you

Q: Is there any lucky charms you have before a meet?

A: I just get a good night sleep, it always makes me hit the trial real hard

Q: If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?

A: first I would help out the family, than put the rest in Swiss banks. Oh I would buy a nice car…Oh I forgot I would first pay off my college debts.