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Loper of the Week: Tanner Fruit
Abby Richter
Antelope Staff
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Tanner Fruit
Hometown: Ogallala
Year: Junior
Major: Exercise Science

Tanner Fruit qualified for the NCAA Division II cross-country championships to be held Nov. 21 in Evansville, Ind., by placing 16th at the Central Regional meet Nov. 7. Fruit is the first Loper to make it to the national meet in cross-country since 2004.  Even after suffering a foot injury in practice two weeks ago, Fruit still managed to push through the pain and hold his own.




What is your favorite:
• Color: Orange
• Movie: “Remember the Titans”
• Song: "Mighty to Save" by Hillsong
• Band: TobyMac
• Actress: Kate Beckinsale
• Actor: Will Smith
• TV show: "24"
• Food: Chicken fried steak

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy hanging out and watching movies with friends.

Besides running, what is your favorite hobby?
Playing golf and jet skiing at Lake Mac.

What is your favorite sport to watch?
College football! GO HUSKERS!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would live in Colorado somewhere—Fort Collins or Colorado Springs, probably.

Who is your idol?
Someone I really look up to would be Ryan Hall (first U.S. runner to break the one-hour barrier in the half marathon).

After you knew you made it to nationals, how did you feel?
After I found out that I made it to nationals, I was really excited but also disappointed that we did not qualify as a team so that my teammates could go as well.

What is a quote you like to live by?
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men," Colossians 3:23.


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