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Womens Track IVY League times

karategirl2005karategirl2005 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2012 in Athletic Recruits
I am a rising sophmore, and my freshman year track times were good, and I feel like I have more potential for the future (haven't peaked yet).

My best 800 time:

2:22 (well 2:21.59)

average time: 2:22- 2:25

during a relay I am said to have gotten a 2:20 and I believe that I can get to 2:18 by my senior year.

My best mile time:

5:30

average time: 5:40
I didn't try in the mile, only did it to score points for my team.


At sites I have looked at, it shows that my times are in the upper middle for some ivies. Do I have any chance for recruitment by senior year??? I am first in my class with many E.C's!!
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Replies to: Womens Track IVY League times

  • varskavarska Posts: 1,121Registered User Senior Member
    It'd definitely possible. You only have 1 year of HS track under your belt and are hitting some respectable times. Ivy track is getting faster, though. If you look at the meet results for the Ivy Champs last May, it took a sub 2:10 800m to qualify for finals and score any team points. Coaches know that they can develop athletes to some extent, but they are going to give recruiting priority to athletes who have already demonstrated the ability to perform at the levels need to score points.

    Congrats on the #1 in your class - keep up the good work!
  • fauvefauve Posts: 3,190Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^Yes. Coaches want to see excellent times before you get to college as they know the challenges of living on your own, with new food, sleep distractions/interruptions, and social temptations, can alter a track star into a so-so team member.

    You definitely have time to improve, though. Try to run cross-country as well, and do summer programs, camps, & junior olympics, etc.
  • karategirl2005karategirl2005 Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    Already in cross country and going to a 5 day sleep away running camp! I am hopeful for the future.... Before starting high school, I had never ran before, and as I keep building muscle I keep getting faster. My coaches think I can get down to 2:15 by senior year, but I'm skeptical.... I guess you never know!!
  • varskavarska Posts: 1,121Registered User Senior Member
    My coaches think I can get down to 2:15 by senior year, but I'm skeptical....

    Okay, I'm going to put on my coach hat now...(we're full service here) Goals that other people set for you usually don't come to fruition. If you're serious about this - make your own goal, own it - then make an incremental plan to get there.
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