Junior John Greene dominated his personal best time in the recent cross-country race at Sewanee University on Sept. 3.
With the sun beating down, Greene turned up the heat for the other competitors by completing the 8K race in 27:41.41.
While the temperature might have slowed down some runners, Greene tried to stay positive and keep his mind on the task at hand.
“I knew my place in the race, and I was focusing on keeping my position. I was pleased to find out my time at the end,” Greene said.
It is rare that a runner comes out and breaks down the door on their best time at the first race of the season. Greene credits his early season success to continuous running over the summer.
To make sure he stays in shape, Greene pounds at least eight miles of pavement each day.
While running long distances is not for everyone, Greene has been doing it since joining his high school team in Maryville, Tenn.
After high school, he was recruited by Tech for his running skills and started his studies in civil engineering.
The next stop for the Golden Eagles is the Georgia State Invitational in Atlanta tomorrow, and a determined Greene looks to continue his pursuit of faster times.
For this season’s schedule, visit http://ttusports.com/sports/mxc/2011-12/schedule.