Brooks PR Invitational California Connections - Blake Haney

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. California is well represented sending 16 athletes to Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight these talented runners.

Blake Haney
Stockdale High School (Bakersfield, CA) JR.
Event: Two Mile
PR's: 4:10.48 (1600m), 8:54.65 (3200m), 15:19.00 (5000m)

Haney is looking to improve on a great sophomore season on the track. He started off the year with a 7th place finish at the Arcadia Invitational, running sub nine minutes in a stacked field,  and a new personal bes ttime of 8:54.85 for 3200 meters. Two weeks later the Stockdale High School standout blasted a oersonal best  4:10.48 1600 to finish second at the Mt. Sac Relays. He was invited to New York City for the Adidas Grand Prix and Dream Mile where he finished 13th in 4:09.43. Haney says training has been going really in 2013 and he has been in easing in pretty slowly. His mileage has increased and his workouts are picking up intensity as he gets prepared for the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational and the rest of the season.

"What I'm looking forward to most in Seattle is meeting all of the best track athletes in the nation and just having a good time. My goals for Brooks PR would  be to probably win my respective race or PR. As for the season I would love to win a state title and also improve my PR's from last season.  

Getting To Know Blake Haney

What music do you listen to before races?
I don't normally listen to music when warming up, but on the rare occasion I do it would probably be rap.

If you were stranded on an island with three things what would they be?
It would have to be an iPhone, water, and food.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is a burrito from Chipotle.

What are some un-running related things that people might not know about you?

I play a lot of FIFA. I used to play hockey. I hate scary movies.