Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Neely Spence           Northeast Regional

National Finish: 8 Time:18:13
Regional Finish: 1 Time:17:41

Hometown: Shippensburg, PA
High School: Home schooled
Grade: 11
Personal Records
800m 2:19
1600m 4:49
3000m 10:40
AAA State Champ
Paul Short 5k High School Champ 
FLXC Regional '04: 14th, '05: 19th

Hobbies: Horseback riding, singing, acting

Superstition: Lucky unders
Most influential person/people: Mother

Caroline Schultz
Overall feelings about the race: My race went well. I was afraid if I went out too fast I would die so I started out slow. I found myself in last place so I was thinking I better move up. During the second mile I started to pick off people here and there and really used the hills to my advantage. I was really able to kick it in at the end and I finished 31st.
Best part of the race:  The best part of my race was the second and third miles when I started to move up and catch some people. I'm usually not as strong during the middle of the race so to have more energy during the middle was awesome.
 

Personal note:  I just want to thank everyone who has supported me and tell them I love them. If it wasn't for people listening to me when I just needed someone to talk to and to always instill confidence in me then I probably wouldn't be where I am today. I especially want to thank everyone that was able to make it to the race today and cheer me on!

 

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