Advancing Through the Rounds
May 08, 2013
With athletes competing in the Region Championships this week and the State Championships next week, many probably have anxiety about whether or not they will make the Region final, or if they will advance to State or make it into the finals at State. We thought it would be a good idea to have someone who has gone through this process many times give some advice on what he has learned and how he has had success advancing through the rounds of championship meets.
Ryan Waite is a four-time USTFCCCA All-American for BYU. In 2012 he helped the Cougars to a third place finish in the Distance Medley Relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships. His 800m personal best is 1:46.83 and he also runs a leg on the Cougars’ 4x400m relay. Waite has advanced to the national championship meet each season he has run for the Cougars, and is preparing to do so again in his outdoor senior campaign.
Here are some of his thoughts on strategy and preparation for championship meets.