Raider Profile: Elizabeth Grzyb

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

FRYEBURG — Elizabeth Grzyb is a “natural” runner, Fryeburg Academy cross-country coach Bill Reilly says.

“Elizabeth has great core strength for a freshman,” he said. “She has made every practice and shows great commitment. I believe she has the desire to want to compete at the highest level in Maine cross-country running.”

This season, Elizabeth has emerged as one of the Raider’s top runners, steadily pressuring some of the more experienced competitors in Class B West.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Elizabeth is this week’s Raider Boosters Club “Player of the Week.”

Each week, a Fryeburg Academy athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by the Raider Boosters Club.

The Grzyb File
Elizabeth Grzyb
Hometown: Lovell
Year in School: Freshman
Parents: Walter and Martha Grzyb
School groups/Sports: Cross-country running.
Q. Why did you choose cross-country? EG. I chose it because when I was seven, my dad was training for a 5K and I decided I wanted to run with him. I trained with him and ended up really liking running.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? EG. Consistently getting better at each race
Q. What do you enjoy the most? EG. Running in the rain and the mud!
Q. What do enjoy the least? EG. Forty-five minute hill workouts on Agony Hill!
Q. What makes you successful? EG. I practice a lot and always try to do my best.
Q. What would your dream moment be? EG. Running a close race with someone, and in the end beating them by sprinting!
Q. What has sports taught you? EG. Sports have taught me that even when things seem really hard, you can’t give up.
Q. What do you like most about your team? EG. They all have a good sense of humor and are very encouraging.
Q. Who has inspired you? EG. This year, I have been inspired by Laura Pulito, becaue she is nice to everyone and always have a positive look on things.

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