Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Amanda Russell           South Regional

National Finish: 25 Time:18:30
Regional Finish: 6 Time:17:27

Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
High School: Vista Ridge, High School
Grade: 11

1st American Team (State)
2008 XC All State 1st Team 
2008 State XC - 4th Pl

Hobbies: swimming, biking, running

Running hero: Gilbert Tuhabonye
Most influential person/people: Parents

Amanda Russell
Overall feelings about the race: It went really great i just tried to go out there and have fun but also had a goal in trying to get in the top 25 or below and everything just turned out really well.
Best part of the race:  The best part was when we took off from the start the pack stayed together for about the first mile so the pace wasnt that bad to begin with once we got to the second and third mile it started to get tougher when everyone started to pull away and got spread out.
The FLCC Experience:  this is the most memorable experience, i had an amazing time meeting all the girls and top runners. And being able to come out to california has just been so amazing and exciting. 

Personal note:  Thank you to all my friends and coaches for supporting me and being there for me and helping me get through the tough times. mom and dad i love you both so much and thank you for believing in me and keeping me on track this cross country season if it wasnt for you i wouldnt be where i am today. Taylor and Brandon thank you for putting up with my cross country races on the weekends and allowing mom or dad to go and watch and for you guys supporting me through this year. I love you all so much!


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