MileSplit S.D. Elite Series: Jacob Simmons, Sturgis HS

Jacob Simmons Junior Sturgis Brown High School

 What kind of shape are you in heading into this cross country season?

"I feel pretty confident about going into the mid part of the season, I just ran a 16:30 at a meet a couple days ago so I'm hoping I can just keep improving."
How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?
"I had a really fun track season. I got 2nd at state in the 800 with a 1:55 flat and 3rd in the mile with a 4:20. The mile was so much fun racing with Kyle, Addison, and Nate- they're all so good.  I'm glad I had the chance to be able to compete with them."
What are your goals for this season on an individual level?

"I definetly want to be running for top 2 or 3 at state, and running a 15:40 would be super cool. I also want to compete at Nike Regionals and hopefully be able to do well there as well."

What did your summer training look like?
.."a lot of basketball, running, and work."
 What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?
"Buttered noodles Anything upbeat I do whatever it takes to get ready for a race!"