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Falcon Spotlight

Hillary Geipel

November 7, 2013

Hillary Geipel is a senior runner, from Pewaukee, Wis., on the women’s cross country team.

She is double majoring in both pre-veterinary medicine and biology, and double minoring in both chemistry and animal science.

Geipel was the team’s seventh runner at the WIAC meet, but said that she did not initially run cross country because she liked to run.

“I first started running in high school to get in shape for basketball. I never really thought my running would go past high school,” Geipel said.

However, Geipel changed her mind about running for UW-River Falls at some point after meeting with Head Coach Scott Sekelsky.

“I’m not sure when I decided I wanted to run in college. It just kind of happened, and I have no regrets.”

Geipel said that her teammates are the best thing about running for the team at UWRF.
“Over the last four years my teammates have become like a second family, and running with them at practice is always the highlight of my day.”