Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Elite Team: Brandon York

Brandon York
Age: 25
Huntsville, AL

Brief Biography
Born on an Air Force Base in Mississippi. Moved to Japan when I was 2 - played soccer solely for the snacks and Hawaiian punch after games. Moved to California when I was 6; played tether ball and basketball at recess alot and got schooled. Moved to Tuscaloosa when I was 10; wanted to play football and tried out for the basketball team a couple times and got denied every time. Finally resorted to running track when I was 13 (8th grade). Started running cross country the next year. Almost started playing soccer again in high school, but decided to stick with running (see previous failed attempts at other sports). Good choice, too, because I graduated high school with a running scholarship to UAH. Moved to Huntsville for college. Ran cross country and indoor/outdoor track for 4 full seasons over 5 years. Set a couple of school records, won a conference title, qualified for nationals. Stopped running and had a major brain fart for 2 years and tried to get jacked - didn't work (see previous failed attempts at other sports). Started running again. Won several races, got athlete of the month once, respectfully beat a top local runner. End of story.

Short Term Goals
Stay healthy. Run Sub-16 5k's and sub 33:15 10k's again. Volunteer at races.

Long Term Goals
Stay healthy. PR in the 5k and 10k. Qualify for big college track meets in the summer. Break 50 minutes in the 15k. Race a half-marathon. Volunteer more.

Personal Records
  • 800m at Alabama Relays 1:58
  • 1500m at JSU Invitational 4:01
  • 2 Mi at Clemson Tiger Classic (Indoor) (converted) 9:12
  • 5 km at Georgia Tech Invitational 14:52
  • 8 km at Brooks Memphis Twilight XC Classic 24:39
  • 10 km at Sea Ray Relays 31:52
  • 15 km at Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15k 50:04
Recent Race Results
  • The Spooktacular 5k Run 5 km 15:19 1st OA
  • Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5k 5 km 15:43 2nd OA
  • Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15k 15 km 50:04 1st OA
  • Elkmont Lions Club 10k Run 10 km 33:09 1st OA
  • Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial 5 km 16:22 1st OA
  • Mercedes-Benz Cotton Row Run 10 km 33:10 10th OA
  • Cookie Dash 5k 5 km 15:47 1st OA
  • Scholarship Fund Run 8k 8 km 26:49 2nd OA
  • Winter Winds Road Races 4 Mi 22:27 3rd OA
  • Winter Winds Road Races 2 Mi 11:02 6th OA
2011 Calendar
  • UAH Spring 10K Road Race 10 km 3/6/2011 Sub 33:30
  • Scholarship Fund Run 8K 8 km 4/2/2011 Sub 26 minutes
  • Cookie Dash 5k 5 km 4/23/2011 15:30
  • Cotton Row Run 10 km 5/30/2011 32:30