Dutchwoman of the Week: Noemie Bechu ’17


Hometown: Carmel, N.Y.

Major: Psychology (pre-med track)

Sports: Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Notable: Bechu was named the 2015 Liberty League Indoor Track Performer of the Year.


Q: What got you started with track?

A: Me and my siblings always raced when we were little. I started running track in middle school.


Q:What is your favorite event?

A: 4×400 relay.


Q: What’s your favorite brand of sneakers?

A: New Balance.


Q: Do you have a pre-race routine?

A: Not really, I just get warmed up.


Q: What goes through your mind at the starting line?

A: That it’s going to hurt but it’ll be over soon so don’t stop. Also, there’s a lot of excitement and butterflies.


Q: What is your favorite track memory?

A: Last year, we were coming home from a meet and we were watching Frozen on the bus. When “Let It Go” came on, everyone started singing, even our coach.

Q: What is the weirdest thing that’s ever happened at a meet?

A: Last week, a former Olympian in her mid-thirties ran in our meet. That was pretty weird.


Q: What is the best thing about the track team?

A: It’s just an interesting group of people. There’s a lot of diverse personalities but we all mesh and get along really well.


Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: I want to make Nationals for the 400 and possibly the 4×400. Also, I’d like our 4×400 time to get below four minutes.


Q: What is your favorite thing about Union?

A: I love how lively campus gets in the spring. People are out and about playing Frisbee. It’s just a really good sense of community.


Q: What are you involved with on campus?

A: I am Co-Vice President of the Scholars Steering Committee, I’m Co-Communications Chair of Sorum, I do research on campus and I volunteer at the Kenney Center.


Q: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

A: Peanut butter.



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