Cross country runners cover very long distances, but no race covers the distance between homes for cross country runner Connor Vogt K’18. Vogt was born in South Carolina, before moving to Germany, then to Beijing, China during his early teenage years. He finally moved back to Greenville, South Carolina where he finished his final two years of high school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
A sophomore, Vogt plans to double major in Economics and Political Science. His favorite class so far was “The Presidency and Congress”, with Dr. Berry.
Running since the seventh grade, Vogt wanted to go to a school where he could continue to run cross country, as well as experience the small class sizes and the student-teacher relationships that K has to offer. He also hopes to study abroad next year, for which K has many different options to offer.
When asked about his favorite part about being on the cross country team Vogt said, “I love the way the team feels like a second family, and the physical fitness benefits of running almost every day.”
This season, Vogt has set a new personal record almost every weekend in the team’s races.
Vogt ran cross country in Germany, and also in China at the Western Academy of Beijing. In Beijing he also competed for the rugby team. After moving back to South Carolina Vogt was a member of two state championship cross country teams at St. Joseph’s, as well as contributing on a state championship soccer team his junior year.
Along with running cross country, Vogt also played club lacrosse this past spring at K.
In his down time Vogt enjoys snowboarding, supporting his favorite soccer club Liverpool, and listening to indie rock music. His favorite movies and TV shows are “Black Hawk Down”, “Talladega Nights”, “South Park” and “Parks & Rec”.