Oct. 30: Tristan Lucy-Speidel, men's cross country

Image of Tristan Lucy-Speidel running on gray honeycomb background. Text: Hornet of the Week

Tristan Lucy-Speidel set the pace for the Lynchburg men’s cross country team at Saturday’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship meet. The senior finished fourth to earn his third-career All-ODAC performance. We’ll call that a Hornet of the Week performance:

Major: Athletic training

Career Aspirations: Physical therapist or athletic trainer

Coke or Pepsi? Coke

Chipotle or Moe's? Chipotle

Apple or Android? Apple

Twitter or Instagram? Instagram

What is the last movie you watched?


If someone could follow you and narrate your life for a day, who would it be?

Chris Rock

What is your favorite place to eat in Lynchburg?


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation (not for running, though; just for walking because it sucks)

What is your spirit animal?


Tell an embarrassing or funny story about yourself or your team:

My sophomore year, I was practicing the water barrier for Steeplechase after a run. On the first attempt, when I went to plant my foot on the barrier, I didn't jump high enough and my foot caught on the bottom of the barrier, slingshotting me into the water. I jumped out quickly after and Coach Reed made sure that I was OK, because he was one of the few people to witness it. However, word spread quickly of my feat, and my nickname changed for a period of time from "Squid" to "Skid" due to my battle damage.

Who do you most admire and why?

Ron Swanson, because he is the greatest American icon of this century.