Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Danny Pawola           Midwest Regional

National Finish: 13 Time:15:46
Regional Finish: 9 Time:15:28

Hometown: Naperville, IL
High School: Neuqua Valley High School
Grade: 12

2007 NTN Team Champ
2x XC All-State 
2x track All State

Hobbies: music, playing instruments, running

Running hero: Chris Derrick
Running goal: sub 9:00 2mi

Danny Pawola
Overall feelings about the race: It went very well. I stuck to my game-plan and made sure to stay relaxed and not get too overwhelmed. Everything worked out perfectly.
Best part of the race:  During the 2nd mile, I picked off a bunch of guys. I was in about 35th place at the mile, and by the 2nd mile or so, I was in the top 20. Throughout the last mile I continued moving up and found another gear to continue picking guys off.
The FLCC Experience:  It's been great. Everything is really relaxed and they treat you really well. The kids are all really nice and there's plenty of time to get to know people. I had a great time and appreciate everything that Footlocker has been doing for us. It's clear that they really care about the athletes and making it a great event. 

Personal note:  I want to thank everybody that continued believing in me despite having a poor regular season. If it wasn't for all the people who kept supporting me, I wouldn't have been able to maintain my confidence and would have never gotten to this point.


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