Catching up with Top Returners: Garrett Crichlow

-Athlete Name: Garrett Crichlow

-School: Twinsburg

-Year of Graduation: 2014

-Best time in a 5K race and in which meet: 15:33 at the 2012 Division 1 State Cross Country meet

-Tell us how your summer training is going?:

Training is great. Putting in the long mileage weeks and staying healthy and injury free

-What are your goals for the upcoming season?:

Break 15:20 and go for the gold medal at the state meet

-How long have you been running and how did you get started?:

3 years of cross country. My middle school track coach got me into track 8th grade year and after my freshman year of track I saw that I was a better runner than soccer player so I went out for the cross country team sophomore year.

-Will you be competing anywhere out of state this season?:

I will be competing in the footlocker regional meet and would love to qualify for san diego after postseason.

-What is your favorite course to run in Ohio?:

National Trail Raceway. All of the best competition is in one race and that's where I peak the most

-What is the toughest course to run in Ohio?:

The Bruce Lerch Invitational. The course is all mud and hills

-What meet during the regular season do you put extra emphasize on to compete well at?:

The Boardman Spartan Invitational. It is the biggest meet in Ohio and the top 3 Division 1 returners are in the same race, plus two competitive Pennsylvania teams

-What is your favorite cross country race so far in your high school career?:

The Division 1 State meet. I was blessed enough to make history with my team and travel to columbus with them last year

-Favorite cross country memory?:

The state meet

-When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?:

Hang out with my teammates

-Favorite quote?:

"One team, one dream"

-What shoes do you train in?:

Nike pegasus

-What shoes do you race in?:

Nike elites

-What's on your Ipod when you go out for runs?:

Hip hop and rap

-What professional athlete would you most like to meet?:

Mo Farah. He is the best distance runner I've ever seen, in my opinion

-What is something that most people don't know about you?:

My team and friends say I'm a good dancer