CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior Callen Powers (Chesapeake, Va.) has been a four-year member of the cross country and track & field teams. Powers was part of the distance medley relay team that set a school record at last year's Southern Conference Indoor Championship.
Q: Tell us how you started running, how you got into it?
A: Well, I'm a Navy brat, I moved to Chesapeake, Va., my freshman year of high school and I was looking to make friends, my choices were football, field hockey and track and field. It was an easy choice for me. I joined the team, started making some friends and ended up loving running in the process so it was a good transition.
Q: Why did you decide to come to CofC?
A: I decided on joining the College of Charleston's program mainly because of Coach Sego, I really loved her and she made me feel like I was going to join a family, not just a team. I knew the school had a great academic reputation as well and I value that part of the experience.
Q: What will you miss most about running for CofC?
A: I have really enjoyed a lot of different aspects about CofC's running program but I think I'll miss the girls the most when I graduate in May. I think I've developed some amazing relationships.
Q: What has been one of your favorite destinations that you have run at?
A: Cross Country and Track has taken us to some really cool places. One of my most memorable trips at the CofC was traveling to New York City; it was my first time in the city. We got to race at an amazing venue and we also got to see all the sights when we were done racing.
Q: What is your major and what do you plan on doing when you graduate?
A: I am majoring in communications, and I don't have a set plan yet. I will be moving to San Diego, California, so that is exciting. I will just be looking for a job and going from there.
Q: How do you plan on finishing up your last season as an athlete here?
A: The program has really grown since I was a freshman, this year in cross country we did really well, so we are coming off a great season into track which we should do even better in, joined with the field events and some of the short sprint girls. Hopefully this will be the best we have even done and I will get to end on a high note.
Q: What will you miss about Charleston?
A: Living downtown has been the best part about living in Charleston, there is everything you need right here. I can go to the beach easily, I can go shopping, the restaurants are great, and everything about Charleston is just awesome, I am really going to miss it.
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