Senior Athlete Spotlight: Jenna Poppell

In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior athletes, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy!

Senior Athlete Feature: Jenna Poppell

By Sarah Youngblood

Jenna Poppell is a member of Oak Hall’s Swimming & Diving team!

A – Advice you’d give your freshman self? Work harder in school.
B – Best pre-meet meal? 
A bagel and cream cheese.
C – Coach’s best words of advice? 
Swim faster.
D – Favorite dessert? 
Probably brownies.
E – Most entertaining practice? 
The ones where we play games.
F – Favorite high school athletic moment? 
I don’t have any.
G – Goals for your senior season? 
To beat my times from last year.
H – [College] Hoping to attend? 
Undecided.
I – Interesting thing about you away from swimming? 
I like to read.
J – Favorite joke? 
“Knock, knock?” Who’s there? “Candance.” Candance who? “Can dis joke get any worse.”
K – Keys to maintaining homework? 
Stay organized and don’t procrastinate.
L – Least favorite practice drill? 
Anything butterfly [stroke].
M – Music you listen to? 
Frank Ocean and Khalid.
N
 – Netflix or Hulu? Netflix.
O – Outside hobbies (other than your sport)? 
I like to run.
P – Preparations for a big race include? 
Um, stretching, I guess.
Q – Question you would ask your future self? 
Am I happy?
R – Most relaxing part of your day? 
Going home.
S – What would your senior superlative be? 
Probably, “Most likely to walk into a glass door.”
T – Favorite TV show? 
One Tree Hill.
U – Most underrated pet? 
Iguanas.
V – Favorite vacation spot? 
Anywhere in Maine.
W – What does it mean to you to be an Eagle? 
To have spirit.
X – Any X-rays? 
Probably!
Y – Your impact to the younger athletes on the team? 
I really like just talking to them and getting to know them and hopefully I’m a good role model.
Z – Favorite zoo animal? 
Tiger.