Rising senior Tiff Frederick has been more of a track specialist during her time at LVC but has always found her way onto LVC's Top 7 during XC by the season's end. Tiff had breakout year this past spring; as she led off for our 4x8 relay that won gold at the MAC Championships, individually placed 4th in the open 400, and ran a leg on the silver medal team in the 4x4. Whew, what a weekend! Later in the season, Tiff ran the 4th fastest time in school history in the 800 (2:18.75) to individually qualify for the ECAC Championships but opted to compete in the 4x4 relay there instead and they set a school record. She will look to carry this forward momentum onto the course this fall!
1) What made you come to Lebanon Valley College? Where did you come from and
how did you hear about our institution?
come from the wonderful city of Sunbury, Pennsylvania and graduated from
Shikellamy high school. My uncle Rory played football for LVC and my mom
really enjoyed the campus when the family came to watch his games, so she
encouraged me to at least take a look at the school. LVC had everything I
wanted in a school: small class sizes, a strong biology program, and division
III track; however, I didn’t really fall in love with LVC until I was on my
tour. I had a wonderful tour guide and I just got a good feeling from the
What is your major and why did you choose it?
is biology and I chose it because I had a few amazing biology teachers in high
school who really sparked my interest in the subject. It’s such a
diverse and fascinating field that I knew I would stay interested. Also,
I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do as far as a career, but I
knew bio would give me a lot of different options and directions that I
could go in after graduation and still be very likely to find a job.
What do you plan on doing upon graduation with your degree?
plan on attending graduate school to become a nurse practitioner; I'm
hoping to specialize in acute-care pediatrics.
What is your favorite part about being a member of the LVC cross country
really love the atmosphere of the entire program. There is so much
support and team spirit within these two teams it’s fantastic. I’ve never
been a part of a program where the athletes are so friendly and helpful towards
one another. I have made some of my closest friends through this program
and I doubt that my college experience would have been nearly as enjoyable
without cross country. There is a wonderful partnership between the
coaches and athletes that really makes this program a success and an enjoyable
experience for all.
What is your favorite type of workout? Is there any one particular
workout that you can remember that was challenging but made you a better runner
really enjoy shorter, faster track workouts. I'll admit I'm not an
overly strong cross country athlete so I feel much
more comfortable doing track work than longer runs. But if I had to
choose a workout more cross country oriented then I would probably say hill
repeats are my favorite. I would say the 6-4-2-2 workout from this past
season was a rather tough one, especially while trying to keep up with Cynthia.
What are your short term and long term running-related goals, both team and
let’s start with team goals. Short term I would really love the team to
be ranked regionally again this season and have another top-two finish at
MACs. I think a good goal for the team in the long term would be to
eventually win MACs and place high enough at regionals to make it to nationals
as a team. I think we have a very talented group of young runners
who can easily make this goal a reality. Individually in the short term I
would just like to be a top five finisher for the team and help score some
points. As for the long term I would really like to provisionally qualify
for nationals for track and maybe one day (in the very long term) run a
What hobbies, sports or other leisure time activities do you enjoy most?
really enjoy playing soccer on the occasion I still get the chance to.
Watching football is one of my favorite Sunday afternoon activities as
well. I used to play the piano quite a bit when I was younger and would
really love to pick that back up again once I have a little more time in my
What is your favorite type of food?
is a tough one I love food so much, but if I had to choose I would say either
sushi or Italian would be my favorite type. They are both delicious, but
in completely different ways.
What makes you unique? Do you have any special talents or something
else that you'd like to share that others would find interesting?
standing at an impressive 4'10" and 3/4 I'm a mere 3/4 of an inch
above being a legal midget. Another fun fact is that I'm half
blind. So if you're ever in need of a half blind almost-midget, I'm
Why should a high school junior or senior take a more serious look at
should take a more serious look because LVC really cares. The coaches
care that you succeed in both athletics and academics. Your teammates
have your back and want to make sure that you're performing your best.
Even the professors really care and most follow the sports teams and will congratulate
you on your successes and help you work around your games and meets. You
will be sure to make friendships, connections, and memories that will last a