Profile: Haley Lawrence

Name: Haley Lawrence, captain of the Women’s Cross Country Team

 

Grade: Senior

 

Hometown: Ellsworth

 

Why you chose UMaine: I wanted to be on a division 1 athletics team and the UMaine coach recruited me!

 

Major: Business marketing with a minor in graphic design!

 

Birthday: March 28, 1997

 

Zodiac sign: Aries

 

Favorite thing about UMaine: I like that it has small town vibes with lots of opportunity!

 

Favorite professor/advisor: Ann Maxim

 

Clubs involved in: Distance runner for the women’s cross country and track team, and AMA

 

What’s your favorite part about being a captain?: What I like about being a captain is throwing team bonding activities and seeing all the girls having fun together and connecting on and off the track.

Most challenging thing about being a captain?: I think it’s challenging trying to accommodate everyone’s schedule and make sure no one is feeling left out.

 

What made you fall in love with running?: My favorite part about running is competing to the best of my ability and never doubting myself and my full potential but always giving my 100% effort in a race. As soon as the gun goes off, everything I’ve worked for pays off. I don’t have any pre-conceived doubts about the race, I’m just able to do what I love.

 

Most interesting thing about you: I lived in New Zealand for the summer and went bungee jumping and sky diving there!

 

Name one thing you want to accomplish by the time you’re 30: have lived in 5 different countries

 

Favorite place in Orono: The Family dog “for the blue rum buckets”

 

Hobbies: hiking, hanging out with my friends, photography, and videography

 

Favorite Netflix show: One tree hill

 

Favorite celebrity: Kehlani

 

Favorite movie: Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith

 

Favorite fall activity: pumpkin carving

 

Favorite food: jalapenos

 

What flavor rush do you get at Aroma’s: Sweet ‘n tart

 

Favorite season: Fall

 

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

 

What are dreams after college: marketing for Nike

 

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen: Take classes you’re interested in, and make sure to network!