Mika Santos answers the 10-for-10 quiz!
Santos started as volleyball player back in high school. In college, she gave track & field a shot. Although she had decent sprinting ability, her best event was definitely the pole vault. With her gymnastics background, Santos was tailor-made for athletics’ most technical discipline.
About a year after she started training for pole, Santos broke Marestella Torres‘ Philippine record with her 3.20m* leap in the Hong Kong Intercity Athletics Challenge. The comely Ateneo graduate competed in the 2005 Manila SEA Games.
The multi-talented Santos currently works as a travel writer, dabbles in the occasional print or TV ad and hosts her own travel-oriented show.
1.) How did you get started with track?
Felt I was too short to join the volleyball team
2.) What’s the most memorable moment of your track career?
Representing the Philippines for SEA Games 2005
3.) What’s your life-long dream?
Travel to Africa!
4.) Let’s lighten up a bit! What would you rather wear and why? Short shorts or tights?
Depends what event.. for long jump tights of course. For everything else, short shorts. Too hot in the Philippines!
5.) If you could be a Glee cast member, who will you be? And what song will you sing?
… I don’t know but I’d definitely date Puck.
6.) How I Met Your Mother or F.R.I.E.N.D.S.?
Both.. but FRIENDS is the classic I grew up with.
7.) Favorite movie?
Lots.. to name one, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8.) Star Trek or Star Wars?
9.) If you could spend the rest of your days at any place in the world, which would you choose?
10.) Name three things you just can’t live without.
Sunblock, laptop (work!), and salsa shoes
11.) Fill in the blanks: I’ll run an ultra marathon just to go out with _________.
Thank you for answering, Mika!
* – Deborah Samson owns the current Philippine record of 4.11m.