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Cross Country vs. Track

ait415ait415 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited May 2008 in College Admissions
Do you think it would look bad on my resume to change from cross country to track or would it not matter?
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Replies to: Cross Country vs. Track

  • TAddTAdd Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
  • ait415ait415 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Well, I was just wondering because my friends managed to convince me it was a bad idea...
    No need to be harsh about the replies.
  • curiousercuriouser Registered User Posts: 1,362 Senior Member
    It will not matter. What does matter is your commitment overall, whether it be to a sport, other activity, etc. Many x-country runners do track and vice versa because it's a method of cross training. Plus at S's school, he was able to letter in both, which probably doesn't hurt the resume.

    If you prefer track over x-country and can't or don't want to do both, I don't see how it would be a negative for you either way.

    That said, schools do like to see long term commitments to a passion. In this case, the "passion" is the same--running.
  • ait415ait415 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    curiouser-- thank you so much for your advice :)
    It was really helpful.
  • TAddTAdd Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Sorry if my reply seemed harsh. I think that curiouser hit the nail on the head.
  • yanks07yanks07 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    It shouldn't really be an either or - either run or don't run. That means do both or do neither; excel in the sport or don't waste your time. Ofcourse that's just my personal view - if you don't want to be fast then that time could be much better spent on other activities - but if you take the sport seriously at all then it is necessary to run year round.
  • ait415ait415 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Well, of course I will continue to run,
    but I'm just not sure about committing myself to more than one season, and fitting that into my schedule, among other things.
  • EliCash91EliCash91 Registered User Posts: 276 Junior Member
    Speaking from experience as a track and cross country runner--running track in addition to cross country will allow you to develop an aerobic base yearround. You'll be in much better shape because of it, and will be able to excel in both sports. Leading to leadership positions on both teams, varsity letters, and if you're talented enough: all-state honors or potential scholarship oppurtunities.
  • hpa10hpa10 Registered User Posts: 1,906 Senior Member
    ^ exactly. are you sure you can't do both?
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