From 28 to Sub 18

Sophomore TJ Frueh drops more than ten minutes off his 5k time in less than a year


TJ Frueh practices on Sept. 22.

     Frueh picked up cross country his freshman year, it was the first time he had ever had to competitively run distance. In his first race freshman year, he ran a 28:30 5K. In his sophomore year, he set his personal record at 17:55.

     Frueh gave his advice on how to become a better runner, “Always have a good mentality and staying positive is the first step to improving times,” Frueh said. “It depends on the person,” Frueh said but the “drive to get better is key to improvement, and willingness to get out to practice and work hard.”

     “You just have to look past it,” Frueh said, “take it a day at a time” when he was asked about what you should do after a challenging race or hard practice. “In the end, there’s something that brings you back to it, It’s hard to explain,” Frueh said, and that same thing may appeal to others if they have the motivation and patience to work for it.