Logan Schaub is a sophomore girls cross-country/track and field runner at Riverview High. Schaub won the Large School Girls division of the 2023 North Port XC invitational on Sept. 22 at North Port High, crossing the finish line in 20:02.90.
When did you start competitive running?
I started in middle school as a seventh grader. I ran track for Sarasota Middle. I didn't really start cross-country until I trained with my high school team.
What is the appeal to you?
I love the competitiveness of it. I love how you just keep going. You are challenged every day.
Do you prefer cross-country or track and field?
I like cross-country more. I like longer distances. It's also more fun to run on trails and different surfaces, going through the woods, than to run on the track all the time.
What is your favorite running memory?
Last year I placed in both Sarasota County and overall at the Tri-County Championships. That was the first time I felt like I could do this. I felt confident. I realized if I pushed myself I could get even better. (Schaub finished the race in 21:15.30).
What are your goals for the rest of the 2023 season?
I want to go sub-20 minutes for sure. As a stretch goal, I'd like to get under 19:30. That just seems like a solid number.
What is your favorite food?
Tofu. I've been vegan for almost three years, so I love how you can season tofu and use it however you want.
What is your favorite TV show?
Probably "Survivor." I watch it with my mom (Wendy Williams) any time it comes on. It's a memory from when I was a little kid that we still keep up.
What is your favorite school subject?
I love all the STEM courses I take. I want to be an engineer when I grow up. That's something I discovered recently. I like building stuff.
Which superpower would you pick?
I would want super speed. You could get everything done faster and be more efficient.
What are your hobbies?
I do photography. I take photos of dogs and other pets. I like to ride my bike, too.
What is the best advice you have received?
It's on the back of my shirt right now: "Everybody counts." We're a big team and I love our team. It's so good. Everyone is helpful and nice and it makes the experience of running so much better. So in competitions, it's important to stay tuned in and be supporting for everyone else.
Finish this sentence: "Logan Schaub is …"
A challenger. I like to be challenged.