Spotlight 2022 – Lauren Shaffer, Portage Area

Lauren Shaffer

School: Portage Area High School

Future College: Bucknell University 

Intended Major: Biology 

Future Plans: Not completely sure yet but I want to be in the medical field 

Favorite Subject: Biology/Anatomy & Physiology

Favorite HS Teacher: Mrs. Lutz

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

Favorite Quote: “Failure and setbacks are ingredients for a great success story.” 

Favorite thing to do besides XC/TF: baking, walking dogs, going out to eat with friends, playing basketball and softball

Something people would be surprised to learn about me: I am a four sport athlete, and I love to run with my dog, Ashley. 

Favorite Shoe Brand: Brooks 

Favorite XC Invitational that I competed in: Foundation Invitational at Parkview XC Course 

Best HS Memory: Spending the weekend in Hershey with my teammates at the Foundation Invite. 

Advice to younger student-athletes: My best advice would be to have fun. Having a positive attitude in cross country is the key to success. Finally, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Run every race with the mindset that you are going to run the best that you can. You don’t have to do good, you want to do good. 

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