Senior mens lacrosse and cross-country captain Nohea King loves a good foot race. Whether it’s on the trails or on the turf, the St. Albans, Vt. native has been running the show, capping off his Castleton career with a NAC conference championship trophy and all-conference honors. I sat down with King to find out more about Castleton’s flyin’ Hawaiian.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My parents moved to St. Albans, VT when I was 5 and I’ve been there ever since.
Q: When did you start running cross-country?
A: When I was in 7th grade, my older brother was a runner so when I had the opportunity to compete with him I couldn’t resist. He was a huge motivator for me growing up and still is to this day.
Q: What’s your favorite part about running?
A: I run because I am able to be more internally motivated through the constant progression of my times and trying to beat myself.
Q: If you had to choose one or the other, what would it be?
A: I would choose lacrosse. As I got older, being able to rely on teammates and having their support has been great thing.
Q: Why did you choose Castleton?
A: I have a big family, so being close to home was important to me. I wanted to play sports in college so Castleton was really just the right place for me
Q: What is your favorite pizza?
A: Hawaiian, naturally.
Q: What is your favorite memory from Spartan Stadium?
A: Honestly, this past weekend was probably my favorite memory. Capping off my senior year by bringing the trophy back home was an awesome experience.
Q: What’s next after Castleton?
A: I have student teaching in the fall, after that I plan on becoming a high school physical education teacher and coach.