ONEONTA – Aubrey Soller, a former Monticello Panther has been competing in cross country for SUNY Oneonta throughout the fall semester. Currently a sophomore at SUNY Oneonta, Soller set a …
ONEONTA – Aubrey Soller, a former Monticello Panther has been competing in cross country for SUNY Oneonta throughout the fall semester. Currently a sophomore at SUNY Oneonta, Soller set a personal record on October 16 at the Connecticut College Invitational, simultaneously earning a trip to the 2021 SUNYAC Cross Country Championships.
Her time of 28:36.9 in the 6K was her best, improving on her 6K time of 28:54.0 two weeks prior.
Soller began running cross country in her sophmore year of high school and attributes it to a lot of her success.
“Running has helped me to establish a daily routine and overall has helped me to become a mentally and physically stronger person,” she explained.
Entering her second year as a college athlete, Soller has been amazed by the experience so far.
“Although it comes with its challenges, being an athlete has made my college experience better than I could ever imagine.”
While the level of competition may have changed, Soller’s resiliance and personal successes have helped her to grow as a runner.
“Something I have learned is that the only person you can control during a race is yourself, so it’s best to focus on that,” she said. “Collegiate athletes are all so dedicated, and it can be difficult going into a race knowing that there are people that are faster than you.”
Aubrey, who finished with a time of 32:29.3 at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships, added how important her support system has been.
“I would not be in this position if it weren’t for my family, coaches and teammates. My parents, Kelly and Brian, and family have supported me throughout my life, and my coaches and teammates always push me to work harder,” Soller said.
Aubrey made it clear how important running is to her saying, “Running changed my life and I love being able to still compete at the next level.”
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