Back at Cross Country 2001
And a Look at the Future
CC 2K1 : Some athletes
worth taking a look at.
Many rejoiced when news came that Forrest was going to transfer to Southwest.
He had just finished 4th in State in the 3200 during track and was looking
strong all summer. Then, at the beginning of the season, an injury struck
him and he was out for a few days. He returned, got injured again, and
suddenly his whole season was in danger. The men's team raced without him
and didn't race well. It looked like he might not run at all this season.
He did a few pool workouts a week to keep at least a tiny bit of his conditioning.
After getting physical therapy, he returned to training just before the
City meet with the intention of making his debut at Regions. And what a
debut it was, a first place finish in 16:20. Then, at State, after just
a few weeks of running, he finished 3rd in 15:42. Truly a talented and
Neil Grosscup: Suffering
asthma problems all summer, Neil had the conditioning he needed to be the
best, putting in 100+ miles a week sometimes. But his asthma brought him
down, and near the end of the season it was discovered that "vocal chord
disfunction" was causing his throat to close up in races. He ran the State
meet and finished 22nd, even though he had difficulty breathing the whole
last mile. The hardest working of them all, Neil is an important part of
the team and an incredible runner.
Erik DeLapp: Erik was
running very well during the summer but into the season injuries pulled
him down and he spent a great deal of time in the pool with Forrest. Like
Forrest he came back late into the season and helped the team go to State,
finishing third for Southwest at State in a personal best of 17:21.
Dan Dickinson: A key
varsity runner for the men, Dan's only problem was holding the pace in
races. Unfortunately at State he suffered through a terrible side cramp
and was forced to run slow. Nevertheless, Dan is the head captain of the
team and is very important.
Erik Maloney: A key
to the team, Maloney was the team's vital fifth runner at Regions and State.
Without much conditioning or experience, he had a season best of 17:56
and ran a gutsy 18:07 at the State meet. Without this Sophomore talent
the team wouldn't have made it to State.
Brian Hawthorne: Brian
saw great improvements from last year. Using hard work and determination,
he improved his 16 mile time to one of the team's most competitive and
dropped his 5K to 19:10. Not the best racing year for Brian, but he has
been an important part of the team and a perfect example of a hard working
Micah Blazar: As a
freshman, Micah dropped out of most races. This year, he broke through,
becoming one of best JV runners on the team and getting a personal best
of 19:40. Very impressive.
Evan Rowe: One of the
fastest freshman, Evan also is one of the highest scorers on Zhao's fitness
test, and turns in some of the best running journals from the men's team.
An all around well balanced and good runner. Evan will be an important
part of the team's future.
Callie Pastarr: After
finishing second in State in the 800 last spring, Callie decided to run
cross country. She only raced when she wanted to have fun, but still finished
an extremely impressive 25th in the State with a stunning time of 15:20
Koby Hagen: Koby trained
with Callie and made it to State individually. She ran an impressive time
A Look at the Future:
Winter Beez 2k2 and Track 2002.
Winter Beez is looking
bigger and stronger than ever before. November is a strange month; for
some, it's time for Footlocker; for some, it's a time to relax; and for
some, the winter has already started. Decemeber is when Winter Beez will
begin, until then most are just running easy or training for Footlocker
Regionals. The 8-16, 32, and True Track groups will help athletes be prepared
Track & Field 2002
should prove to be interesting, with a large and talented Freshman group,
and a strong Junior class. People glance at the 4x800 meter relay and wonder
how it'll be. Right now it's fate is being decided by the best middle distance
group on the team. Most likely the team will either be much slower than
last year, or much much faster. No one will know for a while.