Flrunners.com: What was your most memorable race/moment?
Bo Benik: My most memorable race was being able to go out senior year and run cross country states for the first time.
FLR: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
BB: There was some great competition in 4A District 7 with Newsome, Plant City, and Durant and some great competition in 4A Region 2. My biggest competitor who always would push me in races was Luke Whitmore.
FLR: What was your greatest accomplishment?
BB: My greatest accomplishment was qualifying for states this year individually in cross country even though the team made it. It was a great accomplishment for senior year.
FLR: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
BB: If I could change one thing about these last 4 years, it would be developing the mental strength to succeed earlier on in high school.
FLR: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
BB: The biggest obstacles to overcome were developing the mental strength to succeed and progressing to state as a team.
FLR: What will you miss the most?
BB: The one thing I will miss the most is my teammates and all the friends I've made over these 4 years in this sport.
FLR: What advice you would give to younger athletes?
BB: The best advice I can give to younger athletes is to always give it your best shot. No one could ever ask for more than your 110% effort.
FLR: What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
BB: My coaches taught me the value of hard work and had a major impact on shaping the person I am today.
FLR: What are your college plans?
BB: I plan to attend Mars Hill University in North Carolina to major in business and run cross country and track.
FLR: Who would you like to say thank you to?
BB: I would like to thank my family, my coaches, and teammates and all the people I have met throughout the years and have supported me.
FLR: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
BB: I would like to thank everyone for all they've contributed to running in high school over these past 4 years, It's been a ride.