Athlete Spotlight: Helena Miyazawa (Mountain View)

Helena (Mimi) Miyazawa is starting her senior and she has already had two great performances.  She opened with a win at the Highland Invitational crossing the line in a time of 17:18.90 which was just about 30 seconds over the next runner!  That time is also 9 seconds faster then Sadie Sargent's winning time from last year.  Mimi then ran at her Pre Regionals where she was runner up to Anna Martin in a time of 18:20.69.  


800m2:17.46Utah State Track & Field Championships (2016)
1600m5:00.98BYU High School Invitational (2017)
3200m10:55.96Utah State Track & Field Championships (2018)
2.X Mile17:18.90Highland Invitational (2018)
3 Mile17:47.60BYU Autumn Classic (2017)
5k18:09.00Nike Cross Regionals - Southwest



How did you first get started running?

When I was little my older brothers ran and I would go and watch them. I looked up to them and wanted to run. So I started doing sprints in track and then my best friend, kels, told me to try out cross and do distance. Now I'm running distance for track and running cross country!


Favorite workout?

My favorite workout is tempos


Least favorite workout?

Idk what exactly my least favorite workout is. Probably the ones that take so long


How do you personally prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race?

Some things that help me prepare for a race is pray and read scriptures (in my LDS religion), I trust and believe in myself, as well as trust in previous workouts.

And dont forget to stretch.


Pre race superstitions?

A superstition is... if you drink soda you'll run slow.


Most memorable race?

Most memorable race is when us Mv girls got runner up for state champs unexpectedly my freshman year!


Where are you at on your college decisions?
No answer-

What are your top 3 goals you wish to accomplish this season?
No answer-
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