Ivy Leaf - Fall 2010

Spotlight On

Phil Shriver


Sport: Cross Country
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
High School: Walter Johnson

Major: History
Post-college goals: Graduate school, history career.

Hobbies and interests: Rock music, Red Hot Chili Peppers, traveling.

Athlete you most admire and why: Steve Prefontaine, he held the American records for the 5k and 10k race.

Favorite sports movie: Raging Bull

Favorite pump-up song: "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges

Words that best describe you: Dedicated, modest

Best advice I received about sports: "Show up everyday prepared, and keep on running."

Biggest thrill you get in your sport: Running with a team, and finishing a long distance race.

Proudest achievement: Ran on Walter Johnson's varsity team when we won the 4A State Championships in 2008

Sports superstitions or rituals you have: I never eat cereal before a race

Who would play you in a movie about your sports career? Keanu Reeves

Will you stay involved in sports after college? Definitely, I am going to keep running for as long as I can.