Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Joseph DeMoor           Midwest Regional

National Finish: 10 Time:15:44
Regional Finish: 8 Time:15:27

Hometown: Buena Vista, CO
High School: Buena Vista High School
Grade: 12

2008 State XC Champ
2008 4x8 State Champ 
2008 State XC R.O.Y

Hobbies: Snowboarding, camping, photography, biking

Running hero: Pre, Ryan Hall
Superstition: warm up in same socks for every race

Joseph DeMoor
Overall feelings about the race: It went really well, my goal was to be top 20 and I ended up 10th. Of course everyone is very competitive and anyone besides 1st place is slightly dissapointed, but im trying not to dwell on things I could have done differently in order to possibly move up a few places. I am happy with the experience.
Best part of the race:  THe second loop went well for me, I was moving up throughout most of the race but especially on the second loop. I wanted to go out conservative and keep moving up, so going through the mile in about 20th place was fine with me.
The FLCC Experience:  It has been amazing, it is really nice to be treated so well for all the work that we have put in. I feel like every runner here deserves to have such an incredible weekend especially when you look at all the sacfrifice it takes to become a top runner. I think a highlight for me has been getting to know different runners, everyone is really cool, and I have spent a lot of time with the other CO guys and its cool to form friendships that will hopefully carry over after this weekend. 

Personal note:  I want to thank all of my family for all the support this Fall and over the past couple of years. I think I should make a special mention to my brother for being such a great inspiration to me and being a great role model. I also need to thank all of my friends for the support, it has been great getting txt messages from everyone and knowing that I have a whole community behind me rooting for me.


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