The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. The home state is well represented sending the most of any state, 20 athletes to nearby Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight these talented runners.
North Central High School (Spokane, WA)
Event: Two Mile
PR's: 2:14.91 (800m), 4:50.20 (1600m), 10:28.50 (Two Mile), 17:10.60 (5000m)
The inclimate weather of the Pacific Northwest can cause havoc on one's training regime, but Knight hasn't let a little snow or rain, damper her workouts. She says training has been going well and is ready to race in Seattle for her third trip to the Brooks PR Invitational this weekend.
"Brooks does such a great job putting on a meet that is both fun and has really great competition. I always look forward to these big meets because I get to see friends from around the country who I don't see very often. It's amazing how good of friends you can become with someone over one camp, a longer meet, or a college visit. I love getting to hang out with other athletes who really understand running and love it as much as I do. I am also looking forward to the race, there will be such great competition and I love running on my future home track.
Her goals for the meet are to run as fast as she can in the two mile and try to break the Washington indoor record by a few more seconds. Most of all she says she is looking forward to a good race that will challenge her and help her assess how her training is coming along as she prepared for her final high school season of track and field.
"For the rest of the season I hope to lower my PRs by as much as possible. I am looking forward to running track without mono! (knock on wood.) I look forward to racing with Amy in our last highschool season as well It is a little bittersweet to think that this is it for our high school careers; we have been racing for so many years, and now I look forward to running with her at the University of Washington."
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