Student athlete profile

Kyle Doorhy



What got you hooked on cross country?

My older brother Ryan ran and we'd always go to his meets when I was a kid. I thought, "I can run and be successful as well."

What do you love about the sport?

I really like the team aspect and running with the same people everyday and developing close bonds with my teammates.

How does the sport challenge you?

It's definitely one of the most mentally demanding sports, in my opinion. It's more of a fight against yourself than against anyone else.

Did you play other sports growing up?

I played basketball and soccer.

How would your teammates describe you?

Definitely a little brash at times and someone who can be demanding.

How do you prepare before a meet?

I like to go the golfing range the night before and hit some golf balls just to clear my head.

What's your goal for the season?

I want to score for the team in every race and make it to (Nike Cross) Nationals. It's cool because it's all expenses paid. The last time Hinsdale Central went we came in last (2013).

What was the best thing you did this summer?

Probably going on our team bonding trip to Kenosha. It was a great three days just to get away and be together.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I love Legos. I'm running out of space to the display them because the basement's full and my room's full.

Do you have any other siblings?

I also have a twin brother, Aaron. We're fraternal but when we were younger our teachers would always get us mixed up.

What might you be doing 10 years from now?

Probably designing something, whether it be in engineering or computer science.

Why does coach Jim Westphal like having Doorhy on the squad?

Kyle possesses a great work ethic and is one of the leaders in our program this season. Kyle always has a great attitude, is upbeat and positive. His energy is infectious and has been a real key in our program's culture.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff

Author Bio

Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean