Caldwell senior Jenna Furr holds the school record in the 3200 with a clocking of 11 minutes, 34 seconds.
Sports: cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field
Parents and sibling:
Chuck and Denise Furr; Lindsey Furr (sister)
Question; What are your expectations for your senior year in cross country and track and field?
Answer; I would like to see our cross country team make it to state. And, I'm hoping to earn All-Ohio in both cross country and (outdoor) track. (Jenna is an Academic All-Ohio and an All-Ohio honoree in the 3200 in indoor track.)
Oh, yes, in the spring, the goal of our 4x8 relay team (Katie Saling, Haylee Saling, Lexi Waller, Lindsey Furr, and Jenna Furr) is to qualify for state. To do that, we're probably going to have to run a 10:10, and that means putting in the winter miles.
Q: What are some of your sports highlights in your high school career?
A: Last year, in the regional meet, I set the school record in the 3200 with a time of 11:34.
At Meadowbrook this (cross country) season, I PR'd in the 5k with a time of 19:07.
Teamwise, it would be winning the OVAC (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) championship in my sophomore and senior years.
Q: What do you do in the winter?
A: I run indoor track, and run in a lot of races at colleges, like Marietta. It's voluntary and a little different than the spring, because races are on 200-meter tracks.
Q: Generally speaking, what's your racing strategy?
A: I try to pace myself. Usually, I'll look for a (fast) girl, and stick with her - right behind her.
Q: Do you think you'd like to run competitively in college?
A: I'm planning on it. I've heard from some places, like Marietta, Wheeling Jesuit, and the University of Findlay.
Q: How about influences, or people who've impacted your career?
A: My family has always supported me. I don't think they've ever missed one of my meets. Also, Dugan Hill is a great coach, and knows a lot about the sport.
Ron Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org