Senior Spotlight: Jayden Fitzgarrald (American Fork)

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How did you first get started running?
Mom was a Coach at Timpanogos, so I've been around running my whole life.

Favorite Workout?
Two man 2 mile or Mile Repeats

Least Favorite Workout?
Boat Harbor Capillary for sure

What was the greatest obstacle you've had to overcome in your high school career?
I've had a constant headache for most of my life, and to top it off, when my heart rate goes up, so does the headache. It's very frustrating. I'll hit points when I can't push it any harder, or it'll become unbearable. I'm still going through it, however, it's toughened me up. If I can run with that, I can do anything.

How do you prepare yourself mentally and physically for a race?
Pre-race prep I'd listen to a favorite hype song during the warm-up, and I'd always stretch my calves when we're getting ready to race.

Any Pre Race superstitions?
"Don't make a mountain out of a molehill"

Most memorable race?
Runninglane Nationals 2020 for sure 

What is the best piece of advice you have received from either a coach or teammate?
Consistency is key. Everyone has the will to win. It comes down to the ones who have the will to put in the work to get there.

Where are you at on college decisions?
Got some great offers, just considering the best options.

What are the top 3 goals you wish to accomplish before you graduate?
Run with no regret
Enjoy every moment
All American at Runninglane Nationals

Fun Questions

Favorite Food?
Fruity Pebbles and baked beans

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Favorite song?

Favorite Color?
Forest Green

What's your favorite season and why?
Probably Winter, snowball fights with the team get pretty intense.

Do you play any other sports?
Used to play lots of Soccer

How many pairs of running shoes have you gone through in your lifetime?
Too many to count

What's something that's on your bucket list?
Break the 4-minute mile mark.

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. If you think about it, you can teleport fast enough to make it look like you're flying and running fast. Imagine how many 5 star ratings I'd get as a pizza delivery guy

What's one fun fact about you?
I still play Rocket League