Sports marketing students, Hayley Snarr and Sierra Weeks, sat down with all star runner Creed Robertson. Here’s what he had to say:
What were you looking forward to at your region meet?
“Yeah, I was excited! Coming into the meet, my confidence was growing after the past few meets. The girls varsity team was fresh off a top two finish at the last race. The last few workouts in practice showed promising sights for this meet!”
What was your time coming into this race and what did you get at region?
“My season best to that point leading into the race was a 16:12 for 3 miles. Although if you convert my time from the 5k I ran at Bob Firman that would be my fastest. At region I was able to break through with a 15:55 for 3.06 miles which converts to around 15:40 for me miles. An average of 5:13 per mile.”
What was the hardest part of the race for you?
“Definitely the first mile was the toughest part of the race. The race went out much faster than I was anticipating and I had to stay calm and work my way up the last 2 miles. Mentally I was not expecting it so I had to react and change up the game plan.”
What’s your favorite part of being on the cross country team?
“Absolutely the short shorts. Who doesn’t like a good pair of legs. I think that most people don’t understand how big of a team aspect there is in cross country. Your team is everything and I love being a part of this hard working team. When we are able to run for something greater than ourselves together we become stronger and more capable.”
What’s your future plans concerning cross country?
“I am definitely looking into the option of running cross country and track at the next level. I have contacted college coaches and am talking to them about the opportunity. I have not decided if I am going to compete at the next level, but I am keeping my options open because I think college running would be an incredible experience. I owe it to my teammates and coaches throughout my time at Provo and inspiring me about the opportunity to learn and grow in the sport of running at all times.”