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Dickinson State Athlete of the Week - Grace Edeen

Helping the Dickinson State women's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Dave Little Alumni Mile at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D., on Saturday, Jan. 26, Grace Edeen won the 400-meter dash.

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Helping the Dickinson State women's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Dave Little Alumni Mile at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D., on Saturday, Jan. 26, Grace Edeen won the 400-meter dash.

The sophomore completed the race in a speedy time of one minute, 6.6 seconds.

DP: Where are you from and why did you choose Dickinson State?

GE: "I'm from Sheridan, Wyoming and I chose Dickinson State because it's close to home. I started off in North Carolina and that was way too far away. I got the opportunity to come here and run, so I took it and I love it."

DP: How long have you been running track and what do you most enjoy about it?

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GE: "I have been running track since junior high and I love the team bonding and also the individual. You get a little bit of both, which is what I like about it."

DP: Do you do anything else on campus?

GE: "Nope, I'm pretty busy with (my) nursing (major) and track."

DP: The 400 is regarded as one of the tougher races. What is your approach to it?

GE: "Saturday, it was to get out fast. My coach, the previous week said to start out fast."

DP: Do you have any team goals for the rest of the indoor season?

GE: "Probably win conference and just improve."

DP: Do you have any individual goals?

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GE: "Yes. I want to improve my time by a lot and just stay healthy."

DP: Where is the best place to eat in town?

GE: "El Somb."

DP: If you had to give up two of your senses, what would they be?

GE: "Probably, touch and ... hmmm, taste, no, smell! Touch and smell."

DP: If you could have a superpower what would it be?

GE: "I mean, for track be super fast."

DP: Country or Hip-hop?

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GE: "A little bit of both."

DP: Coke or Pepsi?

GE: "Pepsi."

DP: What is the best movie or show you watched recently?

GE: "I'm on How I Met Your Mother right now, so probably that."

DP: Who do you think is going to win the superbowl?

GE: "I don't even know who's in it!"

DP: Patriots or Rams?

GE: "Umm, Rams."

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