13 questions with freshman Landri Dotts


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Freshman Landri Dotts poses for her cheer picture at Maroon and Gold. Dotts is involved in both cheer and cross country.

Freshman Landri Dotts spends her time after school involved in varsity cross country and varsity cheer.

  1. Why did you decide to try out for cheer?

“I decided to try out for cheer because as a little girl I always loved to watch the cheerleaders and the thought of being one was awesome.”

  1. When did you decide that you wanted to do both cheer and cross country?

“I love the sport of cross country and thought cheer would be really fun. I only decided to try out for cheer a couple of weeks before tryouts.”

  1. How often do you have cross country practice?

“I have practice every day except Sunday.”

  1. How often do you have cheer practice?

“Cheer practices change depending on what events we have coming up.”

  1. What sport has harder practices?

“Cross country has harder practices.”

  1. Which sport do you miss more school for?

“I probably miss more school for cross country because we leave earlier.”

  1. Is it hard to juggle homework and two sports?

“It is very hard to juggle both homework and sports, but I am trying not to get stressed out.”

  1. How do you feel you did at your first cross country meet?

“I think I did okay at the first meet. I did not know what to expect, but I tried my best.”

  1. What are your goals for this cross country season?

“My goal is to win, plain and simple.”

  1. What has been your favorite part about cheer so far?

“My favorite part about cheer is how much fun the girls are. They make practices and games so much fun.”

  1. What has been your favorite part about cross country so far?

“My favorite part about cross country is definitely the family atmosphere. It is so loving.”

  1. What is the hardest part about doing two sports?

“The hardest part is the homework and being exhausted. I get home late from two practices and have a lot of homework, but I do not want to stay up all night because I need rest. Also, my body gets so sore that it needs a break, but it never really gets one.”

  1. What is the best part about doing two sports?

“I absolutely love doing both sports for different reasons, and I would not want to change it for anything. The best part is definitely staying very active and getting involved.”