Name: Vanessa Walton

Sport: Cross Country

School: Serrano

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Walton led Serrano to a second-place finish in its heat at CIF-Southern Section Prelims on Saturday. She finished 12th while running 18 minutes, 18.1 seconds.

What do you like most about your sport: Cross country rewards those who work hard.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I have been running since eighth grade, when I started training because I wanted to break the school’s mile record.

Most memorable sports moment: After the Woodbridge Invitational, where I ran a personal record of 17:05 and our team finished third, my older brother Spencer came and crushed my lungs with a hug.

Something most people don’t know about you: I bake a mean cheesecake.

How would you spend $1 million: College.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: France

 If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: Sleeping

What superpower do you wish you had: Phasing through walls

Favorite class: AP Music Theory

Favorite athlete: Destiny Collins

Favorite superhero: Captain America

Favorite TV show: “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Favorite movie: “How to Train Your Dragon”

 Favorite song: “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton

Favorite meal: French Toast

Favorite local restaurant: Outback Steakhouse

Favorite app: Spotify

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