September 3, 2008

Meet Cross Country Runner Robbie Reid

Sept. 3, 2008

The Santa Clara cross country team is in a training camp this week in the Santa Cruz area. Last weekend Robbie Reid was Santa Clara's high-finisher at the USF Invitational, running a 25:52.30 8K personal best to finish 10th. Reid, a sophomore from Los Altos, Calif. who led his track team to the El Camino League title his senior year, hopes to be a sports agent after he finishes his Business degree at Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara cross country teams hosts the Bronco Invitational Sat., Oct. 18 in Sunnyvale.

Meet Robbie Reid.

SCU: If you were stranded on a desert island, what is one thing you would want to have:

Reid: Some company

SCU: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

Reid: A track for SCU

SCU: What is your favorite quote?

Reid: "How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?" (Steve Prefontaine)

SCU: What is your greatest accomplishment?

Reid: Qualifying for the California State Meet for both cross country and track and field in High School

SCU: Any nicknames?

Reid: Robbie, Rob dog

SCU: What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

Reid: Tom & Jerry

SCU: Favorite movie?

Reid: Green Street Hooligans

SCU: Goals this season?

Reid: I want to run sub 25minutes in the 8k; finish as the top Bronco at the West Conference Championship and NCAA Regionals; and earn All Conference honors

SCU: Where will you be in 10 years?

Reid: Hopefully be a successful sports agent

SCU: What was your favorite event in the Olympics?

Reid: I loved them all, so I can't really narrow it down to one. But the highlights were both the 100 & 200 meters, and both the 400 and 800 meters

SCU: If you could run any road race in the world, where would it be?

Reid: Boston Marathon

SCU: Best part of being a Bronco?

Reid: The overall experience that SCU provides!