The Bulldogs traveled to Walnut, California for their last meet of the season last weekend to compete at the Footlocker West Regional Championships. This was another national level meet for the Bulldogs giving them the chance to race against athletes of their same age from all over the western United States.
Usually the course is Mt. SAC’s famous hilly course involving 3 brutal hills in the last 2 miles of the race that force competitors to slow down making the race very tactical and tough. The course however is 90% dirt and this year it rained hard in Walnut the 2 days prior to the meet. This caused the course to be changed to all asphalt being ran on mostly the parking lot of the venue. The course was also dropped down to a 4.5K meaning the Bulldogs saw good times on the clock as they crossed the finish line. The Bulldogs were led by senior captain Creed Robertson running a 14:29.
“This is always a fun race to come to. You can breathe well at this elevation and the trip as a whole is a great team experience after a full season of bonding. The team is really clicking and we are able to share an amazing experience of the Footlocker trip. A lot of the athletes love the cool swag that is given out at the meet.” Creed Robertson says.
He goes on to say, “For me and Landon, this year is crazy. This was our last race; high school cross country is over. We have given so much time, money, effort, sweat and tears into this team and this sport and it’s all coming to a close. This is such an amazing sport and has taken both of us on some incredible journeys. I will always love Provo High Cross Country.”
Great work this season Bulldogs!