Here is your chance to be featured in a stand-alone article on MileStat. Answer these questions as fully as you can in anywhere from 2-4 sentences and send three pictures of you competing to Njez@MileSplit.com. If you also want us to tag your twitter in the article send along your handle as well.
Senior Salute to: Jenna Robbins of George C. Marshall
@JennaJennar99 on twitter
Questions 1: What was your greatest moment while competing in high school?
A lot of amazing things happened during my time as a Statesmen, all of which I am very proud of, but the one moment that stands above all the rest is winning Marshall's first Outdoor 4x800m State title in 2015. From that moment on we set bigger and more challenging goals which would eventually carry us to our very first Cross Country State Title. That underdog win my sophomore year, was the beginning of something incredible.
Question 2: What is your biggest regret (related to T&F in high school) or what would you have done differently and why?
It's hard to have regrets because even the bad times are good for you. I try not to regret too many things, but one thing I really do regret would be not giving myself the credit I deserved. If you are never proud of the things you accomplish, it is hard to continue loving the sport. Even the little things matter- that time you had a good hand-off in a relay, be proud of that. Anything to build yourself up, not break yourself down.
Question 3: What will you miss the most about HS T&F/XC?
Of course my team and Coach General! I wouldn't be running the times I am without them, especially Coach G. He believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. Hands down the most incredible person I have ever met and I will miss him immensely- even though I know he is only a phone call away.
Question 4: What is some advice from incoming frosh and rising seniors on your high school team that you would like to share with them?
You are part of a team, so help and guide one another. The team always comes before yourself. Once you learn that, you will be able to push each other further than you ever have before and love every moment doing it.
Question 5: What was the hardest workout you did your entire high school career? Did you like it or did you dread it?
Back in August, we did this workout a lot. The workout was 5x800m (First 400m in the grass straight into the second 400m on the track). The first 800m at 50% effort and the rest were "fast". I almost PRed in the 800m during each repeat. It wasn't a long workout, but it was very tough. Not going to lie, after I did 4 and found out we had another one, I almost cried. It is still one of my favorite workouts.
Question 6: How did you make track/XC a very individual sport into more of a team sport?
To me, track and cross are not individual sports. Your teammates are the ones that pull you out of ruts and encourage you during races. Both sports can be done alone, but then you are losing the part of the sport that makes it so amazing.
Question 7: Finally, what are your college plans? Will you be competing in college, where? What do you plan on studying? What do you have as career plans?
I am extremely excited to be attending and running XC/TF for Shippensburg University next year. I'm still a little unsure on what I want to study or what career I want to pursue, but Ship has very strong business and education programs, both of which I am interested in.