Central Grand Junction Returning To Bermuda XC Challenge

'Competition, Camaraderie, Culture'

The second annual Bermuda XC Challenge is rapidly approaching. 

Once again this year, domestic runners from several American states will descend upon the beautiful island to compete against and alongside Caribbean athletes. 

Among the talent scheduled for competition on Saturday, December 2nd is the group from Central High School out of Grand Junction, Colorado. 

The Ted Leblow coached team, who mix it up during the season in the state's highly competitive Class 4A, joined MileSplit to talk about their upcoming experience which will also mark their return visit to Bermuda. 

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Interview Topics

  • 0:00 - Episode Introduction 
  • 0:40 - Talking about how Central Grand Junction performed in Colorado Class 4A
  • 1:50 - Highlighting the girls qualifying as a team for state for the first time in a long time
  • 2:35 - Why did the team ultimately decide to return to the Bermuda meet this year 
  • 3:45 - Team bonding possibilities and the long road trip ahead
  • 5:25 - What were the best take-aways from last year's experience in Bermuda 
  • 6:15 - Capitalizing on training at elevation and racing at sea level
  • 7:00 - Goals, hopes and ambitions behond just the racing the competition 
  • 8:05 - Veteran team member talking about the nature of the challenging Bermuda course 
  • 9:00 - Team members detail how their training has been going since the state meet 
  • 10:55 - Discussing Coach Leblow and the opportunities he provides the team
  • 12:00 - Yishai Trowbridge outlining his goals for the meet and what his experience was like last year
  • 13:35 - Trowbridge advising how to best approach the Bermuda course 
  • 14:45 - Episode Closing

(Central Grand Junction at the 2022 inaugural Bermuda XC Challenge)

Photo Credit: Shawn Conlon - MileSplit