Drew Seidel's Best Marks
800 - 1:56.15
1,600 - 4:18.59
3,200 - 9:33.95
5k - 15:50
I was looking at CSU, Colorado School of Mines, Chico State, Western State, University of Portland and Portland State. Although, after a while I knew I wanted to be in the Pacific Northwest, so it was pretty much down to a University of Portland and Portland State. Although both were incredible visits, I found myself really clicking with the Portland State coach, team and program. It is a very young program with a new coach, and I see not only my own potential growing their, but the entire team's.
I plan to study Electrical Engineering.
My junior year I really considered the 800 my strength. I was on low mileage, high intensity training. This year, I would consider my strength in the mile. Although I ran very few this season, hitting on few big races, my speed from the 800, and endurance from the 3200 meshed together for a nice mile.
My primary focus for athletics all through high school was going to be soccer. I didn't run cross country my freshmen or sophomore year, and never really trained for track, just raced to stay in shape for soccer. My coaches had always told me that if I could run a sub 5 mile, and a 2:02 800 (sophomore year) without training, than with training the sky was the limit. Before my junior year I decided to double up with cross country and soccer in the fall with soccer as my primary sport, and since that summer before my junior year I've been dedicated to training/listening to my body since. I did play soccer again this last fall, but was able to manage it all.Q) Could you share any goals you have for the upcoming cross country season at Portland State?
I would love to just acclimate to the team, school, and college training injury free, and trust that with the coaching, the success will come. I am still fairly new to the sport so I'm going to go with the flow, listen to coach, and trust. Although, I am very excited to see what I can do with a motivated team, coach, and program.