North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Article on Addie Devine
In her four years at Incline, Devine was a four-time divisional champion, four-time all-state and three-time individual state, besides being part of one team championship.
Now attending the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Devine got into running mostly due to her parents Bill and Deb Devine.
"I've been running since I was a little girl. Both my parents are runners, so it came sort of natural," Devine said by phone from Colorado. "All through school my dad was my coach, so we lived it at home."
A math major, hoping for a career in risk management, Devine said the differences in training from high school to college are obvious.
"For one thing, we train pretty much all year except for two weeks that are called active recovery," Devine said. "But I'm pretty much working out all the time."
Devine also said that at college, there is more of an emphasis put on team as opposed to the individual and that the teachers are different.
"If you miss an assignment, you don't just go ask for it, you have to e-mail them to get it," Devine. "It's not the same relationship you have with teachers in high school. I don't even know some of their names."
The other difference Devine noted with being in college, concerns her social life.
"My team is my social life. We go everywhere together," Devine said adding with a laugh. "The other difference is I don't have my parents telling me when to be home at night."
Even though cross country season has concluded, Devine, who is on a sports scholarship is readying herself for the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
"I'll be running the 10K outdoors and the 5K indoors," Devine said. "It should be interesting, because I've never run indoors before."
Before that all begins, Devine is looking forward to coming back to Incline for Thanksgiving.
"I'm really homesick and can't wait to get home," Devine said. "It's great to be able to go here to school, but I really miss Incline, that's home.
Jack Carrerow can be reached at (775) 831-4666 ext. 119 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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