April 13, 2009

Off To The Races ... With Robbie Reid

April 13, 2009

Not only is Sophomore Robbie Reid a star cross country runner in the fall, he finished 10th overall at the WCC Championships, but he is a star track athlete as well.

Reid is from Mountain View, Calif., and is an undeclared business major.

On Saturday, Reid broke the 1500m school record at the Woody Wilson Invitational in Davis, Calif. His time of 3:54:16 is the third best time in the WCC this season.

SCU: How old were you when you first started running track/ cross country?
Robbie Reid: I first started running cross country and track in 7th grade (11-12 years old)

SCU: What is your biggest accomplishment in track/ cross country?
RR: My biggest accomplishment so far was taking 10th overall at the WCC Conference meet this fall in Cross Country and Earning 1st team all conference honors.

SCU: What are your goals for the rest of the season?
RR: To break the school record in the 5k.

SCU: What track athlete inspires you the most?
RR: It's hard to narrow it down to just one. The track athletes who have inspired me the most are Michael Johnson, Hicham el Guerrouj, and Haile Gebreselassie.

SCU: What is your favorite part about track?
RR: The competition and the racing.

SCU: Did you watch the Olympics in Beijing? Which track athlete impressed you the most?
RR: Without question Usain Bolt impressed me the most. Breaking two World Records is crazy, but to do it during the same Olympics is just insane.

SCU: How is the season going for you so far?
RR: The season is going really well. I have run career bests in the 800 (1:54.41), 1500 (3:54.16), and 5k (14:57) already this season, and I am looking forward to continuing to run fast in the following weeks.

SCU: If you could run anywhere in the world, where would it be?
RR: At the Olympics in London in 2012, or 2016 wherever it may be.