March 27th, 2014

20 Questions with St. X's William Mulloy

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with St. X's William Mulloy
St. Xavier's William Mulloy is a cross country and track and field superstar / photo from the WSTX Sports website

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.                

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: William Mulloy

Age: 17.

Current school: Saint Xavier High School.

Current Sports playing: cross country and track

Parish/grade school attended: Sacred Heart Model School.

High school GPA (Optional): 3.65.

Colleges considering or attending: undecided.

Bio: 3x XC team State champion, 2013 4x800 state champion, 2013 Dream Miler, PR's: Mile- 4:14.15, 5k-15:05, 800m- 1:57.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? 2014 New Balance Indoor Mile. Last 100 meters hearing the announcer say, "William Mulloy from Louisville Kentucky", I was overcome with pride and honor to represent Kentucky.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A plain bagel with peanut butter.

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

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Bernard Lagat. He is a 12-time medalist in World Championships and Olympics, including five gold medals. He has an incredible kick that makes him one of the most dangerous mid-distance runners in the world.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”  Nick Carraway, "The Great Gatsby."

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Often before races I'll say a short prayer but rather than praying for a new PR, I thank God just for the opportunity to be on the track.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Doo no doubt!

8. All-time favorite board game? Apples to apples.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone. Bleacher report keeps me updated on all my favorite teams.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Irish Rover has the best fish and chips.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? My favorite reality TV show is "Shark Tank." I love seeing investors manipulate people's companies and ideas.

12. What is your greatest fear? Detention or J.UG...Talking to our disciplinarians is scary in itself but standing alone in a room staring at a white wall for an hour is scary enough to keep me from misbehaving.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I've been told that I am compassionate and easy to talk to when someone needs help.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. My Mom has to hide them from me.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is 6 a.m. There's something special about driving to morning practice when no one else is on the road, listening to music and getting ready to go for a run knowing your competition could very well be sleeping in their bed. 

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My parents and siblings call me Billyam.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I really enjoy being a pallbearer with the Saint Joseph of Arimathea group. It's a great group of guys and girls who help provide funeral ceremonies for those people who do not have families or couldn't be properly buried for economic reasons.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I've been told that I have a good singing voice. In fact, I was once the lead singer in a band with some of my friends. Our band name was The Negative Splits. We were decent at best.

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 definitely travel backwards to experience some of the history first hand. I would also be able to predict the outcome of Super Bowls and World Series and win some bets.

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 go back and ask Ghandi where he found the strength to remain a person of peace when confronted with all of the hate and violence of his time.   

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