Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Alexandra Banfich           Midwest Regional

National Finish: 17 Time:18:34
Regional Finish: 10 Time:18:04

Hometown: Plymouth, IN
High School: Culver High School
Grade: 11
Personal Records
1500m 4:35
3200m 10:47
1600m 4:57
2005 & 2006 IN State XC Champ
2005 & 2006 IN Coaches Assoc XC Runner o 
2006 State 3200m Champ

Hobbies: Sports, being with friends

Most influential person/people: Parents
Running hero: Amy Yoder-Begley, Suzy Favor Hamilton

Alex Banfich
Overall feelings about the race: I stuck to my race plan and even though I was in about last place at the mile, I moved up throughout the race and just focused on continuing to pass people. The race went pretty much according to plan except that my last 600-800 meters or so was not very strong and that last part is definitely the part I'm going to work on for future races.
Best part of the race:  The best part of my race was probably around the 1.5 mile where passing people and feeling good and excited. I had held back during the first mile so I was excited to start competing with the people around me and after the mile point that's basically what I did.

Personal note:  Thanks for all the support! I definitely would not have been as successful throughtout my cross country career without all my family and friends cheering me on from day 1. From the dual meets to the State meet and finally to Nationals, the support has never faultered. If it wasn't for the all the people supporting me, it would have been a lot harder for me to continue setting goals and continue staying motivated through sickness, injuries, and the long season. Thanks so much for everything! I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for you!


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