Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes about Kendra Schaaf...

Columnist Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes his take on University of Washington freshman sensation Kendra Schaaf (left/photo by Paul Merca).

"Kendra Schaaf, the antidote for our loss-infested sports province, is trembling. Her knees shake constantly, like china during an earthquake. She fidgets with her hair, makes friction with her hands, rubs her elbow.

For the first time in her remarkable freshman season, the Washington cross-country star is truly uncomfortable. She has encountered the one foe she cannot outrun — attention.

A one-on-one interview makes Schaaf more nervous than a vegan at a bacon convention. Asked why, she shrugs and offers, "I don't know. I don't want to be in the spotlight. Growing up, I was taught to stay humble. I'd rather just be low key. It's less pressure."

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