Cole Brundige, Cross Country

Cole Brundige, Cross Country

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Marine Transportation Operations

Anticipated Graduation Year: 2021

What made you come to Maine Maritime Academy?: A desire to do something different versus just going to a state school. The small campus and high job placement was a big draw as well.

What first got you interested in your sport?: My mom signed me up for a cross country camp with my friends in 6th grade and I've stuck with it since.

What has been your favorite class at MMA?: Anything with Captain Slazas. Can't get enough of his sea stories and dry sense of humor.

What is the best advice your coach has given you?: "Whatever you do, don't listen to Juicebox."

What motivates you to succeed?: A fear of failure.

What is your prized possession?: My running shorts.

What is your favorite book? (Non-academic): A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?: I wish I was better at soccer.

What are your hopes for the future?: Survive the next two years and get a job.

What is your favorite spot in Castine/on Campus? Why?: The Witherle Woods are great for running when I want to escape the monotony of the roads.

What advice do you have for incoming freshman?: Time management is essential, because there will be weeks where it feels like you have a test in every class.

What is your greatest challenge?: In regards to running, pushing myself outside of my comfort level. Nothing worse than finishing a race feeling like you could have given more.

What are three things you have with you at all times?: Water bottle, phone and wallet.

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