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1) Name: Arthur
2) Country: Latvia
3) Age: 19
4) Event(s): 100m,200m,400m
5) PR (Personal Record): 100m=12.0,200m=24.9,400m=54.9
6) Goals: no goals
7) Favorite track/trail/course: anythere
8) Favorite sneaker: Nike,Adidas
9) Best type of weather to run in: no wind and not hot
10) Why you enjoy running: Its so cool.

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So tomorrow I'm off to the Region X Junior Olympics in New Mexico where I'm going to be competing in the Long Jump! I'm excited because it's my last year of eligibilty for the Junior Olympic circuit. I'm hoping to qualify for the National Championships for a 4th consecutive year, but if I don't, I won't be too heartbroken since I've already achieved more than I ever could have hoped for. So for once, I'm just going to try and have fun while I'm there.

Overall I had the best season ever, and I'm stoked. I finished my regular school season with personal records in all of my events.

I ran 10.81 in the 100m dash,and jumped a wind-aided 23'2" (it was waaaaaay windy tho, so my legal PR became 22'10")

So after the Junior Olympics are done, I start training at the University of Arizona! Yay! I'm so stoked, and 10x's more nervous. Whoa. Still hasn't sunk in yet!

Well, I hope everyone had a good season, and good luck with everything else!

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1) Name: Caitlin
2) State: Connecticut
3) Age: 16
4) Event(s): 100m, 200m, 4x100, 55m, 4x200
5) PR (Personal Record): 12.7 (100m)
6) Goals: Medal in States in an individual event, Beat my school's 4x100 record
7) Favorite track/trail/course: New Britain
8) Favorite sneaker: Asics Japan Lite-Ning for spikes, adidas for cross trainers
9) Best type of weather to run in: hot, or at least warm enough for sprinting
10) Why you enjoy running: Competition and stress reliever
11) Biggest achievement: Qualifying for States as a freshman
12) Awards/Accomplishments (feel free to brag): 5th in the eastern conference, school record breaking team for the 4x200 meter in indoor with a young team. still trying to prove myself
13) Injuries (current or past): Partial quad tear, Hamstring Pull, knee and back problems
14) Favorite running quote (if you have one): "This is my back, get used to it"

advice?

Hey everyone! :-) so i had a knee injury 2 years ago which ended my sprinting. I then became a distance. This past year (my junior year) my coach asked me to try steeple chase. I said sure, was suprisingly good at it and am now an all out steeple chase runner. my bes tie is 9:54 which i got at states.  i only ran it like 5 times this past season. Does anyone have any advice for me on running it?
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Name: Megan
State: New York
Age: 17
Events: Long Jump and Steeple Chase and sometimes the 3000
PR: Steeple: 9:54, Long Jump: 12'2"
Goals: To get 9 or under in Steeple Chase
Favorite track/trail/course: Dietz Stadium
Favorite sneaker: Nike
Best type of weather to run in: When its lightly raining out or hot with a breeze
Why you enjoy running: The feeling i get when im running is indescribable. Its amazing. Everyones nice to one another and you get to make new friends from different schools cuz its not a contact sport. Its really kewl.
Biggest Achievement: When i ran the Steeple Chase in States with a bad knee this past year. i got last but i finished. i think i did ok considering i just started steeple chase this year.
Injuries:My knee 2 years ago. I missed the whole spring season. Its recently begun to bother me again.
Favorite Running quote: "I know i run like a girl. Try and keep up."
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1) Name: Vadik
2) Country: Belarus
3) Age: 18
4) Event(s): high jump, 100m, 400m
5) PR (Personal Record): high jump=206cm, 100m=11,4s, 400m=53,2s
6) Goals: I want 2.15 in high jump
7) Favorite track/trail/course:  anythere
8) Favorite sneaker: Mizuno, Asics
9) Best type of weather to run in: no wind and not hot
10) Why you enjoy running: I like running and most of all I like jumping. I like win)
11) Biggest achievement: 5 wins on republic competition, record of twice competitions, 202 in 14 years

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hi guys!

1) Name: Devon
2) State: Pennsylvania
3) Age: 15 going on 16.
4) Event(s): 200m, though I did do 100m for one meet.
5) PR (Personal Record):200m: 32.07
6) Goals: get faster, stay healthy, have fun, letter, try out for more events next year
7) Favorite track/trail/course: Keystone Oaks.
8) Favorite sneaker: anything that doesn't give me blisters
9) Best type of weather to run in: either hot hot hot weather, or a light rain.
10) Why you enjoy running: track's just so fun. As one of my teammate's said, it's not a contact sport so everyone in track is for the most part is nice to one another.
11) Biggest achievement: running the 2 mile in under 20 minutes during one of the endurance workouts. And having the best time of the girls for the 200 at a meet.
12) Awards/Accomplishments (feel free to brag):  scholar athlete.
13) Injuries (current or past): blisters ick.
14) Favorite running quote (if you have one): "Can we trade in the Track points for prizes?"-Brad Easton commenting on the point system for lettering.

This was my first year of track, and I plan to run during the summer to improve my time with my friends.

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Hey guys.

I haven't been active here in ... forever. I went away to college & had to quit running (which was awful b/c I was on the team in college - Division 1) because my injuries just got to the point where I couldn't function anymore.

But I just wanted to say I'm still around & am going to attempt to be a lot more active. So if anyone has questions, advice, etc this is defintely the place for it. I'm pretty good with the advice thing ...

Also - if anyone has quotes or whatever, post them here too :)

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hey everyone

track has started in Oregon. It's my senior year, I didn't race last year because I was in pit for the school play. I've always desired to be a good runner, always felt I was capable, but never...quite did it. I did Cross Country for four years and pr'd my sophmore year and never broke it by much again. I did track, tried longer distance, shorter distances, nothing really suited me, but i've always felt more like a middle-distance runner. 

I decided i'd run the 800 this year and so far have been pretty competetive. I ran a 2:15 my first time, which my coach was pretty happy with. I ran a 2.11 at our next race, a pretty big race, and all the runners were pretty impressed. Our next meet is thursday and my goal is a 2.07. It's faster, but I can feel it! Aha! I'm so excited to race. It's all I want to do.

Also, for fun I am running the 3000 after my 800. Just to see.

I've also been lifting weights pretty consistantly and I feel good about it. 

Basically I just posted because I feel good about this season, much more than any last season. Is anyone else having a good season so far?
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