Spotlight 2022 – Max McCloud, Elizabethtown

Max McCloud

High school – Elizabethtown Area High School

College – undecided

Anticipated college major – Environmental studies

Future aspirations – I want to travel to all of the US National Parks and eventually end up with a job in the field of wilderness protection.

Favorite Subject – AP Biology

Favorite Teacher – Dr. Theresa Swenson or Mr. Chris Eurich

Favorite Book – The Overstory by Richard Powers

Favorite Movie – Stand by Me 

Favorite Quote – “I had not seen a great deal accomplished in the name of dignity, ever.” – Annie Dillard

Favorite thing to do when not competing in XC/TF – cook and bake

Something people would be surprised to learn about me – I quit cross country after being pulled up to run on the high school team freshman year because my band director said I had to quit if I wanted to be drum major for marching band. I missed XC a lot over my sophomore and junior years and decided to run again senior year even though I “wasn’t allowed to” according to my band director. Everything worked out fine so I think it was ok.

Favorite Shoe Brand – Asics 

Favorite HS XC/TF Invitational I’ve participated in – 2021 Ben Bloser

Best HS Memory – Two friends piercing my ears in a parking lot on a whim.

Advice to younger athletes – Have realistic expectations, it’ll make the season more fun.

Instagram – @maxwellmccloud

Snap – multivitaminmax