Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Runner Comments

Ben Furcht
Overall feelings about the race: I'd say it went pretty well. Being the last qualifier out of the northeast, the expectations weren't too high, but I had a plan and thought I executed it well so I'm definitely satisfied with 31st. I went out pretty slowly with hopes of having the energy to pass the people who went out too fast. I started passing people in the second loop, and when I got to the hill I really pushed hard. I made it up the hill and continued to push. Then I opened up a lot on the downhill and used that to start my kick.
Best part of the race:
I'm definitely happy with my last half mile. My plan involved moving really hard up the hill the second time and then use the downhill to start my kick. It worked out pretty well and I'm happy with how it went.
Foot Locker Experience: Awesome! This is my first time in southern California and it is unbelievable. The hotel is really nice, and most of all, all the other guys are really cool. I wasn't really sure what to expect since this is my first time here, but I've had a great time. 

Personal note: Basically, thanks for all the support. I've had a ton of fun and everyone has been unbelievably helpful the entire time.