Here's a who's-who of CA distance runners - Adrian Schroeder (bib 1251). (Pat Rhames photo)
School: Dublin High School
Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?
- Arcadia 4x1600
Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
- It's hard to say. I never really had a singular rival. I've beaten a lot of people but also got beat by a lot of people. If I had to choose it'd be my fellow Gaels Gaurav Phanse, Chris Middleton-Pearson and Loic Scomparin. Those boys have always pushed me beyond what I thought I could do.
Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?
- Being able to be a key part in Dublin's recent rise to success. Go Gaels!
Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
- I wouldn't have held back all those times that I did. I would ignore my doubt and fears all those times I let it get to me.
Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
- The mental blocks. It's so easy to just get down on yourself and prevent yourself from succeeding.
Q: What will you miss the most?
- Racing distances less than 5000 meters. Jokes aside, I'm going to miss being able to run with my brother everyday.
Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?
- You are NOT smarter than your coach. Your coach knows EXACTLY what they are doing. Don't think, just run.
Q: What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
- My coaches gave me a direction and a purpose. There's no way I could have become the athlete I am today without them.
Q: What are your college plans?
- I am going to be running cross country and track at Southern Utah University. Oh, and apparently I'm supposed to be studying there too.
Q: Who would you like to say thank you to?
- Everyone I've met through this sport from my competition to my teammates to friends at running camps to parents and interviewers.
Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
- Thanks for all the good times and Go Gaels!
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