MileSplit S.D. Elite Series: The Rest of the Best

Jamie Schweiss, Rapid City Stevens Sophomore

What kind of shape are you in heading into the State Meet?

I think I am in fairly good shape because I run with the cross country team but I also play soccer so I condition with the soccer team.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

My track season went well last spring. My best times were: 800m-( 2:20) 1600m-(5:24) 3200m- (11:55)

What are your goals for the State Meet and into the Post-Season?

My goal this season is to run faster than last season and place better than I did at state last year.

Where do you see your team placing this season?

I think my team will place pretty high this season.

What did your summer training look like?

First part of the summer I tried to get the miles in, and then the second half I usually had soccer conditioning.

Who do you see as the top individuals in the state (either class, AA, A or B)?

Tamara Gorman, Renae Dykstra, Emily Person, Hannah Hearn, Addie Stratmeyer.

What are your favorite workouts?

I like some of the faster workouts on the track, however I also like easy runs too!

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

I usually eat a turkey sandwich. And I also just like laying around talking to people so I don't get super nervous.

 

 

Daniel Burkhalter Bison 8th Grade

What kind of shape are you in heading into the State Meet?

I believe I'm in the best shape ever.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

Great! I finished 3rd in the 3200 meter run (10:07) and 8th in the 1600 (4:45) at State B Track Meet.

What are your goals for the State Meet and into the Post-Season?

I want to keep improving my times and finish in the top two at the State B XC Meet.

Where do you see your team placing this season?

We are trying to win our conference and finish in the top three at Region.

What did your summer training look like?

I spent my summer training for the USATF National Track Meet in Greensboro, NC and the Hershey North American Finals in Hershey, PA.

Who do you see as the top individuals in the state (either class, AA, A or B)?

Addison DeHaven and Jase Kraft.

What are your favorite workouts?

I enjoy biking and running 400 intervals.

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

My favorite pre-race meal is pasta. I love to listen to Canon in D and I always re-tie and double knot my shoes right before I race.

 

 

Jazmin Hitshew, Custer HS Sophomore

What kind of shape are you in heading into the season?

I definitely could have ran more but I think I am definitely ready to race hard this year.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

It was okay, I could done better. I finally got to run the two mile.

What are your goals for the State Meet and into the Post-Season?

I would love to get top 5 at State 2013.

Where do you see your team placing this season?

If we all work hard I definitely see us being first.

What did your summer training look like?

I did not run as much as I should.

What are your favorite workouts?

I like Hill Repeats.

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

Meal- Spaghetti is a team favorite of ours. Music- I love listening to music that gets my spirit going and keeps my mind on the right track. Routine- I jog for a bit, do my drills (High knees, butt kickers, Lunges, et.)

Favorite music, bands?

Modern day. I like just about every genre and singer/band.

Favorite subject in school?

Math and Science

Hobbies?

I love animals. I enjoy helping people and animals. I would like to be a veterinarian. As a past time I enjoy riding horses. I am very focused this year.

 

Anthony Julson, Sophomore, Flandreau High School

What kind of shape are you in heading into the State Meet?

Ran all summer. Good Shape.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

Best Mile was 5:00 minute; took first in mile and 2 mile a few times

Where do you see your team placing this season?

We should have a chance to win the Lake Central Conference meet and a good try at the Big East Conference meet. Possibly qualifying as a team for state.

What did your summer training look like?

Ran at least 5 miles a day on weekdays.

What are your favorite workouts?

Slow, Long miles

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

Steak dinner the night before, and music before the race.

Favorite music, bands?

I listen to most genres of music so I cannot say I have a favorite song or band.

Favorite subject in school?

Speech because I like talking and presenting.

Hobbies?

I like to hang out with my friends. Sometimes I like to work on my '89 S10 Truck.

 

Nathan Finster, Junior, Lead-Deadwood High School

What kind of shape are you in heading into the State Meet?

I'm in pretty good shape I ran some during the summer to stay in shape from track.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

My track season went pretty good. My best time in the mile was 5:15 and my best two mile time was in the 11 minute range.

What are your goals for the State Meet and into the Post-Season?

I want to medal again at state cross country and hopefully get our guys team to go and I want to go to state for track.

What did your summer training look like?

My summer training was in the beginning running 3-4 times a week and then when the season got close 4 times then 5 times. Also our team met up on our own and ran with each other a couple day a week.

Who do you see as the top individuals in the state (either class, AA, A or B)?

I see Caleb Diggs being at the top, also Logan Burns is going to be up there as well.

What are your favorite workouts?

I like the workouts when we are on the trail. Also I don't mind running on the track every so often.

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

Well the night before a race I hydrate and like to eat pasta to carb up and on the way to the meet I like to listen to upbeat songs to get my pumped up and at the meet I usually warm up about 30 minutes before I race.

Favorite music, bands?

I pretty much like every type of music, but I gotta say country or pop.

Favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject right now is probably either Spanish II or American History.

Hobbies?

I like to read, hang out with friends and run obviously.

 

Jake Schlepp, Junior, RC Stevens HS

What kind of shape are you in heading into the State Meet?

Fairly good shape, I've done a lot more strength this summer than last summer, but less mileage. I hope to have a lot of room for improvement this season.

How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

Track went well for me, I made state in the 1600 and was an alternate for our state 4x800 team. My best times this season, were 3200: 10:30 1600: 4:39 800: 2:08

What are your goals for the State Meet and into the Post-Season?

Stay injury free, and work on my fitness and workouts to get me in better shape for track. The strength in out pack really has to step up, which is more of a team goal then an individual goal.

Where do you see your team placing this season?

If everyone works their hardest and places just about where they place, I can see us second, and maybe a scare for #1

What did your summer training look like?

Lots of time in the gym and lifting, but a good amount of base miles and hills.

Who do you see as the top individuals in the state (either class, AA, A or B)?

Addison Dehaven without a doubt in AA boys, that guy is a machine.

What are your favorite workouts?

Track repeats without a doubt. Put me on a track and tell me to do 1000s, I’ll do them all day but any workout helps,

What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?

Meal: the night before lots of pasta, Valentinos is the best restaurant. Morning of, usually a bagel and a small thing of yogurt with some fresh fruit on the side

Music: that's a tough one, I really like rock and dubstep pre-race, but as for specific songs, bones by young guns was kind of my season "anthem"

Routine: depending on the time of my race, ill usually try to sleep listen to music and just chill for most of the day, as the race draws near, I’ll get my bag ready and begin my warm ups, a light run and some stretching, then it's some strides and get my mind right. I try to be alone mostly during the pre-race. Then at the line I do 3 jumps and I'm good to go. After the race, it's a cool down, big glass of chocolate milk, and then hang out with the rest of the team!

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