BREA PERRON: Back in the Day We Didn’t Have Tik-Tok, We Had Pinecones Fights

Brea Perron competing in the hammer throw

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

Brea Perron

Brea Perron is a senior majoring in clinical psychology and thrower for the Women’s Track and Field team. On Saturday, March 27, Perron and several other throwers competed at the Great River Rust Buster hosted by University of Wisconsin La Crosse. She finished first in the shot put with a distance of 13.76m. Perron also finished first in the hammer throw with a provisional qualifying throw of 53.96m and is now the seventh best throw in Division II.


  • What three words best describe you? Competitive, organized, passionate
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? People not being on time for things
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A tiger because it’s at the top of the food chain and a very majestic animal
  • What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well? Played four sports in high school and I ended up quitting softball for track and it turned out pretty well with where I am at now
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Michael Jordan
  • What is your most prized possession? My books, I love reading
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Milk, coffee creamer and eggs
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Read
  • What skill would you like to master? Good at learning other languages
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Transfer here because my coach came here
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? Tik-Tok
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Psychologist
  • Who inspires you to be better? My teammates Katie and Kaylee and Coach Turgeon
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Camp in freezing cold temperatures
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Volunteer
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Teleportation
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Pay off student loans
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Witness the Olympics in person
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The culture of winning and competitiveness. The understanding that we’re here to win. We’re MSU Mankato and let’s win for that
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Fishing rod, water filtration system and tent
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chipotle
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Sam Heughan
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Chandler Bing from Friends
  • Best purchase you ever made? My dog
  • What’s something that overwhelms you? Busy school schedule
  • What are you most proud of? Being a good friend
  • If you had the option to know the date and circumstance of your death, would you? No
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience in your life? Travel as much as humanly possible
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? More on history of other countries
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Pinecone fights
  • What is your go to song at the moment? Kings and Queens by Ava Max
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? One month


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