Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Chelsey Sveinsson           South Regional

National Finish: 4 Time:17:31
Regional Finish: 3 Time:17:19

Hometown: Dallas, TX
High School: Greenhill School
Grade: 10

2008 Gatorade Texas XC Runner of the Year

Hobbies: Guitar Hero, crochet

Running hero: Lolo Jones
Running goal: 2012 Olympics

Chelsey Sveinsson
Overall feelings about the race: It went fantastic! After already having three races on my legs, NXN qualifier, NXN nationals, and FL qualifer, I toed the starting line focused and ready to run. It was an amazing experience that I looked forward to everyday.
Best part of the race:  The best part of the race was going up that HUGE hill for the second time. It is always such a challenge to run/climb that hill but it feels great once you do and when you get rewarded by going it again. It was also great to pass one more girl right before the finish line!
The FLCC Experience:  I love Foot Locker. It is the one time of the year where I can meet other high school students who have the same passion for running as I do. Also the honor to get to race them is such an honor that I can't express in words. I especially enjoyed meeting the elite athletes and hearing their running experiences. Listening to them talk made them seem more human in my eyes and gave me more confidence for my race.  

Personal note:  I want to send a shout-out to my mom, Gillian Glengarry, how always makes time in her schedule to come and support me at my meets. Also my cross country coaches, Mike Krueger and Jason Yaffe, sacrifice a lot of their family time to invest in my running so I am forever grateful for them. My friends and teammates at home cheer me on through every race and I love them so much that I can't wait to see them when I get back home. My swim coach, Chris McCurdy, is also a great inspiration for me. He runs, swims, bikes, does everything. He not only cares about the sport but about other important elements such as nutrition and cross training. He is exemplary model of the complete athlete and coach. I also want recognize my two best friends, Emily Mondry and Shannon Chang, who also send me emails and text messages to take my mind off of things and help me relax.


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