Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quote for the week...THINK

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
You can almost be certain you won't.
If you think that you'll lose, you are lost,
For out in the world you will find
Success begins with a person's will;
It's all in the state of the mind.
If you think you're outclassed you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've just got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To a stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the person that THINKS they can.
- Anon.


Congratulations to the guys and ladies Cross Country teams. The guys place FIRST winning the LSC for the 19th time while the ladies places 8th. You can click the link to see full results

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Q. Events an PB's.
A. 400m 57.2 sec

Q. When did you start running?
A. I Started running track in high school my freshman year.

Q. What other sports you enjoy or like to watch?
A. I love to watch track whenever it is on TV. (which is not often enough) I also like watching college football, and ice skating.

Q. Who or what is your inspiration?
A. My mom is my inspiration for running. She ran track in school and encouraged me to run. Whenever it gets too hard she encourages me to stay strong and stick with it.

Q. What are your goals for the season?
A. My goal for the season is to run a 55.0 in the 400m and qualify for nationals.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do?
A. I love running but I also like photography, writing, eating and watching movies.

Q. As a freshman what was your hardest transition into college?
A. As a freshmen, the hardest transition into college is not having the familiarity and comforts of home. Everything is new and different, and that takes time to get used to.

LSC Meet in Canyon

There is the Lone Star Conference meet this weekend in Canyon. For everybody that is competing we want to wish you guys and ladies all the best. We are looking forward to LSC Titles :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT with Desmond Jackson!!

Q. What are your goals for this season?
A. My goals for the season is to come out more team based. I want our team to do well, by well I mean a national championship title and I know to accomplish that everyone has to do their part.

Q. How is your training coming along?
A. Training is going well we are all working hard pushing one another to be better and I feel coach Loftons workouts will have us ready to compete for another title.

Q. Do you have a nickname your friends call you?
A. Nothing special most people teammates, friends call me des

Q. Where is your best place to compete?
A. I have a few tracks I favor to but if I had to pick indoor I would say the armory in new york is a great track to run on and outdoor I would have to say Texas Relays is a fun place to run the competition and crowd just makes it an elite place to compete.

Q. Do you ever get pre-race Jitters?
A. Every race I do, no matter where it is big or small meet I believe every athlete does to some extent .

Q. Someone you admire or your greatest inspiration.
A. My inspiration is my family and to try and be successful in everything I do

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT with Jessica Withrow

Q. How is training going so far?
A. Training is going great so far. I feel that the coaches are working very well with the athletes by asking what they would like to incorporate into their workouts. I feel stronger and in better shape then this time last year so that is a huge plus.
Q. What are your goals for the up coming season?
A. My goals for the up-coming season are simply to stay healthy and enjoy my last track season. Of course if by doing that I could gain another National title or a new school record that would be great!
Q. What would it take to regain another National title?
A. Regaining another National title is very challenging because you definitely have a target on your back. This year the competition is stronger than I've ever seen it. The collegiate hepathlon is probably more mental than physical. Although you may be physically capable of winning your mind my not help you accomplish that dream. Having already been a National champion I feel I do have an advantage in that area by knowing how you mentally and physically need to be to win. However I can never lose focus of the competitors around me, I must always be aware of who or what my next obstacle will be and work to defeat it.
Q. Who is your biggest competition next season?
A. My biggest competition will be the previous years reigning National Champion. She is a great athlete with a lot of talent. I am excited to compete against her for the challenge and experience.
Q. What do you like to do when you are not on the track?
A. When I am not on the track I love to find things that will help me to live a healthy lifestyle when I am done competing, for example I am experimenting with different healthy foods. I also just enjoy spending time with people who have a passion for what they love, whether it is track or theater or something else.
Q. Got any pet peeves?
A. Everyone has some pet peeves, little things that they are particular about. Like for me I hate to have noise going on around me when I am high jumping. This is my most favorite event but also the one I know I need the most focus on to be my best. I try to clear the mechanism, as I say it, complete blocking out everything but the jump ahead. When noise gets into my head I lose focus and have to start over..haha it kind of stinks too. I should work on it.
Q. What advice do you have for our Freshman's?
A. For freshman on the team I would tell you that each of you are here for a purpose and reason. When you come to practice remember that. Remember that you have your own talent and dont try to be or use someone else. When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, when you're feeling low and the stress is high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when your worries are getting you down a bit.. by all means pray--and dont you quit. Success is failure turned inside out, God's hidden gift in the clouds of doubt. You never can tell how close you are--it my be near when it seems so far. So trust in the Lord when you're hardest hit.. It's when things go wrong that you must not quit!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cross Country Home Meet!!

Hey Guys we have our first Cross Country home meet this weekend the ACU Naimadu Pre-Regional on (Saturday 10th). We are wishing everyone all the best RUN HARD. Hope those who are in town come out to support those who are running :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Training Week

Hey everyone we want to thank all of you who are keeping up with the blogs and visiting the site regularly. We have just completed our first week of our second phase in the program and I think it went pretty well seeing everyone training this week. I know Tuesday and Thursday was the toughest days of the week, but seeing everyone working hard was really motivating. I want to encourage each one of you to keep positive and start setting GOALS for the up coming track season. I think it's going to be GREAT!! It's also truly important for us to encourage each other on the track as well as the weight room! Till next time:

What’s a GOAL if you don’t go to bed and dream about it?
What’s a GOAL if it doesn’t inspire you to be your best self?
What’s a GOAL if it’s not reaching for the stars?
What’s a GOAL if you don’t have to work harder than you ever have to achieve it?
Think BIG, Dream BIG, Achieve BIG!!!!