June 26th, 2012

"20 Questions" With Haley Collard

Staff Report

"20 Questions" With Haley Collard
photo by Mrs. Collard

Mercy senior takes on the questions

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses.

To see past editions of "20 Questions," visit: http://catholicsportsnet.com/louisville/page/20-questions 

Age: 16

Current school: Mercy Academy

Current Sports playing: Cross Country & Track

Parish/grade school attended: John Paul Academy

High school GPA: 3.5

Colleges considering or attending: Murray State, Northern Kentucky University

Bio: Haley is a senior at Mercy Academy. She has been a varsity runner for both cross-country and track. For track, she runs the 4x400, 4x200, and 400m. She is a member of the Venture Club and Mile Club, and she works at Woodhaven Country Club during the summer.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Running the 4x400 and 4x200 at state, and getting our relays personal best.


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a meet?

A banana and toast


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song?

Fearless- Taylor Swift


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why?

My brother, Travis Collard, because he tries really hard to keep a spot on his team, and he doesn’t care how over the top he has to go to reach his goals.


5. What is your favorite movie quote?

 “They’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.” — Anchorman


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?

Before every race the whole team, varsity and junior varsity, get in a huddle and pray the Hail Mary also to Our Ladies of Mercy, and Queen of Victory. We believe they help us through it all.


7. What is your favorite cartoon character?

SpongeBob Square Pants


8. All time favorite board game?

Candy Land


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app?



10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant?

Lynn’s Paradise Café


11. What is your favorite reality TV show?

The Hills


12. What is your greatest fear?

Not having my friends or family one day


13. What is your best quality/characteristic?

 I can talk to anybody


14. Favorite junk/comfort food?



15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why?

Around lunchtime, because you have the whole day to do whatever and you get to eat.


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

Some of my friends call me Hales and a lot of teachers I’m close to call me Collard.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?

The soup kitchen and Kosair Hospital             


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess?

I can play golf pretty well.


19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why?

I would go backwards in time, because old fashioned things and people.


20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask?

 I would ask Joanne Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, what inspired her.


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