For the latest edition of Buckeye State Breakdown, Ann Arbor native, Nick Foster joined us to share his thoughts on the NCAA outdoor season's cancellation, as well as memorable moments from his decorated high school career at Pioneer and team-based goals he's hoping to knock-off as a member of his hometown University of Michigan Wolverines.
Foster, one of the Midwest region's premier distance and XC talents over the last number of years, details his national championship victories, his collection of Michigan state meet triumphs, his spirited battle with Ohio's Vincent Mauri over 1600m during his senior year, plus much more.
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- 1:50 -- Reaction to canceled season and how he's rebounded
- 3:45 -- How training has been going since season's cancellation
- 4:28 -- Recent 3200m Solo Time Trial
- 5:23 -- Contesting the 10k distance in college XC competition
- 6:40 -- Recapping 2020 indoor season performances
- 7:50 -- The quality of Michigan Wolverines' indoor facility
- 8:55 -- Pressure of being an Ann Arbor native competing for Wolverines
- 10:18 -- Differences between training and competing at high school vs. college
- 11:48 -- How the Ann Arbor Pioneer program set him up for success in college
- 13:20 -- Reflecting on the New Balance Nationals Outdoor 2 mile championship win
- 14:58 -- Reminiscing on the quality of the Portage Invitational
- 16:13 -- Discussing memories from the Spartan Invitational
- 17:17 -- Recollecting on state championship meet wins
- 18:41 -- Talking about the Midwest Meet of Champions and Brooks PR
- 20:46 -- How out-of-state competitors from high school are now college teammates
- 22:03 -- Team goals for the University of Michigan moving forward
- 23:15 -- Capitalizing on the option to have an added year of outdoor eligibility
- 24:46 -- Going head-to-head with Vincent Mauri over 1600m during senior year
- 25:55 -- Nick talking his finishing kick
- 27:17 -- Advice to high school athletes on the commitment process and freshman season