Jaunting With Jeremy Gilbertson

(Photo provided by Jeremy Gilbertson)

First of all, how did you first start running?

I first started running in 8th grade. I threw shot and discus in 7th and 8th grade but decided to join the distance squad and cross country to get in shape for hockey. My parents said I couldn't quit for three weeks; it was my choice after that. But I ended up loving running way more thought I would, so here I am.

What are all your personal records, including cross country?

5k-15:54

3200m-9:32

1600m-4:31

Do you do, or have you done, any other sports?

I currently Nordic ski and run cross outside of track. I played hockey and baseball, and also shot trap freshmen year.

What is your favorite or most memorable competition you've ever been in?

It would have to be Nike Cross Nationals. The race was only a small part of it; the overall experience was something I will never forget.  It was crazy just sitting at the course thinking about how far I've come over the last five years.

Other than your own teammates, who are some of your favorite athletes to compete against?

Definitely the other Lake Conference guys. We see them many times throughout the year and often into the off season, especially with Edina in Portland this year.  They all fight hard in races but most of us are good friends off the track.