When Nicholas signed up for Cross Country at Golden Valley High School,
he wasn't even sure if he was going to make the team.
This was just something to do instead of P.E. and it is a sport that compliments soccer well.
He got to know his coaches and team mates during the Summer Camp
and found out that all Freshman make the team!
His goal for the first meet, was to race the 3 miles course with a time of between 20 and 21 minutes.
He participated in the Crescenta Valley Invitational, on September 8th, 2010 and surprised everyone with a time of 20:02 minutes coming in third place for his school as a Freshman!
But for Nicholas, it wasn't good enough...
He continued to train hard and improved his time throughout the season;
His best time, 18:29 minutes, at Mount SAC's Invitational, on October 22nd,
put him in 22nd place in the Frosh Division!
Crescenta Valley Invitational - 9/8/2010
League Meet #1 - Castaic Lake - 9/23/2010
League Meet #2 - Central Park - 10/14/2010
League Meet #3 - Central Park - 11/04/2010
Needless to say that I am very proud of my boy!
He has trained hard throughout the season and his efforts have payed off!
He is now considering making Cross Country his priority next year and the following years, with the goal to race Varsity for at least 2 years...
I believe he can do it!
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