5k (xc): 15:32.76
Why: My decision to join the University of Minnesota can be narrowed down to three main reasons. Firstly, the coach and the people. Right off the bat I felt that Coach Plascencia had a serious interest in me and I really agreed with the philosophy that he laid out for me. After my official visit, I further was drawn to the U because of the people. My old teammate, Evan Ferlic will be on the team for two more years, Charlie Lawrence was super helpful in answering questions and showing me how things worked, and all the boys I met seemed really close and driven. The second thing that attracted me to sign with the U was the campus. I had never really been into the campus, even though I've lived in Minnesota all my life, and coupled with the new athletic facilities being constructed I really fell in love with the school. The last thing that made me choose the U was how there is a heavy focus on being a student athlete. I'm extremely excited to be in the engineering school, and I feel that I'm at a place, and with a coach, that understands working towards a meaningful degree is the most important thing for me to do on top of running.
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