Avery Clifton           Midwest Regional

National Finish: 24 Time:18:12
Regional Finish: 8 Time:18:16

Hometown: Topeka, KS
High School: Washburn Rural HS
Grade: 12
Personal Records:
Personal Records
800m:2:21
1500m:
1600m: 5:02
3200m: 10:40
5000m:
KS Gatorade XC Runner of the Year
Academic All State XC Team 
2x State XC Champ

Avery Clifton
Overall feelings about the race: My race went really well. I started out in the first half pretty conservatively, then was able to move up in the second half of the race. I especially tried to push it hard on the hills. It was a great course even though it was quite challenging!
Best part of the race:  The best part of my race was probably being able to look in front of me and make little goals for myself to catch a girl. There was so much good competition and I could really push myself to my limits. It was awesome knowing that every single girl in the race was extrememly talented, so anything could of happened.
The FLCC Experience:  My Foot Locker experience has been wonderful. I have met so many nice girls who are so much like me. It is so cool to be around people that also love to run and have the same lifestyles, such as going to bed on a good time and having good nutrition. I have made friends that I will have the rest of my life, and I will get to see all of these girls in college next year as we compete against one another. 

Personal note:  I would like to thank my family first of all. Mom and Dad, thank you so much for coming to San Diego to watch me run and for supporting me so much in everything I do. I appreciate all of your love and guidance so much. You are the best! Grandma and Grandpa, thank you so much for coming to all of my meets and for being so enthusiastic about my running. I love you! To my friends and teammates at Washburn Rural, thanks so much for being so supportive of my running. I appreciate all the text messages you have sent me!! And to my coaches, thank you for helping me with my training and for guiding me through these two years of high school running. I couldn't do it without you! Thank you all so much!!!

 

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