Steven McElroy Talks 400m U20 National Title

Steven McElroy joined the MileSplit Ohio podcast to discuss his 400 meter victory at the U20 National Championships and his preparations for the upcoming U20 World's, scheduled for August 1st to 6th in Cali, Columbia. 

The University of Cincinnati freshman and 2021 Pickerington North graduate broke down his meet record setting performance in Eugene and also highlighted his indoor and outdoor seasons with the Bearcats plus his experiences with the Panthers at the high school level. 

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00 -- Episode Introduction
  • 1:55 -- Outlining the qualification process for National U20s
  • 3:15 -- Emotions after learning of his qualifying for the team
  • 4:55 -- Summarizing his prelims and finals races at U20s
  • 8:00 -- What it means to win U20s and represent the USA
  • 10:40 -- Discussing his long college indoor and outdoor seasons
  • 12:30 -- Benefit of racing at Hayward Field during NCAAs before U20s
  • 13:50 -- How his experiences at Cincinnati prepared him for U20s
  • 15:30 -- Talking about how Pickerington North experiences prepared him for college
  • 17:05 -- Highlighting high school competitors he raced that helped sharpen his game
  • 18:40 -- His inspiration from watching the athletes at the senior National Championships
  • 20:00 -- Reviewing his training since U20 Nationals and his preparation for World's 
  • 20:55 -- Explaining his goals for the World U20 Championships
  • 21:35 -- Episode Conclusion

(Image courtesy of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Track and Field Program)