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    10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

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    10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by mary XC on Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:20 pm

    i saw this video today and it was pretty crazy. this girl is in 5th grade and she won the 3200 at the high school state meet. http://www.flotrack.org/videos/coverage/view_video/234690/152379-gabrielle-jennings-d2-3200-10-yr-old
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    Post by iWearNikes on Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:23 pm

    is that legal? since shes not in hs?
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Pinthin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:24 pm

    well obviously she will run faster then 2.50 800.. That makes me really angry watching that. haha

    I can't believe its her first year of running, i'm sure her parents have made her run before.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by running_violet on Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:52 pm

    she must be just really naturally good. because doing only 2.5 miles a day on average isn't like amazing training or anything and after this being only her first year.
    and yeah, i'm sure she'll get faster than 2:50 on the 800
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:03 pm

    ooh, i saw this a couple days ago lol. i was like, wtf at the 2.5 miles a week at first haha.

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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:10 pm

    iWearNikes wrote:is that legal? since shes not in hs?

    It's Indoor State. Usually there isn't an age limit.
    & yea that's pretty fast for a 10 year old.
    I know a girl who's now 12 that run a 5:33 mile and a 11:50 2-mile. She's crazy to watch because she's just a little dinky thing chasing the big high school girls around the track. At an indoor meet recently, she was able to lap everybody but the xc d4 state champion. It was kinda cool.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by TnF_T on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:54 pm

    not really sure, but i think her father is gabe jennings, he ran in the us olympic trials for 1500m
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by hannah on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:02 am

    is it terrible that i'm jealous of a 10 year old?
    it's scary how much natural talent she has, and i don't think she's going to burn out either.

    her dad isn't gabe jennings- there is an interview of him on flotrack too.

    just curious, did you see this on dyestat?
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by FinishingKick on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:51 am

    As soon as I saw this thread I knew it was a girl. Obviously she's grown a lot more than a male at this stage. It also isn't that uncommon for a female runner to make an immediate impact because of natural talent, much more than males in my experience. If I had to make a correlation I would say this would be the same as an 8th grade male winning that state's title.

    As far as burnout is concerned, she will definitely burn out at this rate. I don't think it's possible to train for high school races for 8 straight years, run for 4 years in college, and then expect a long and successful career. If she keeps up training for high school state meets from this point on, she will burnot well before she graduates high school, guaranteed.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Pinthin on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 am

    Hassay ran really fast times as a 12 year old (okaay I read the comment on that link). If thats true then maybe she wont burn out.
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    Post by hannah on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:45 am

    usually i'd agree that she'd burn out, but her father seems to really be trying to keep that from happening. he makes the runs fun, she has a very low mileage, and she does one workout a week. she's not training at a state-meet level, she's training at the same level as most middle schoolers.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Ria on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:42 am

    Her dad sounds like a bitch.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Running With Scissors on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:35 pm

    If she only runs 2 1/2 miles a day and only does repeats every other week she won't burn out.


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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by alex-likes-running on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:56 pm

    Ria wrote:Her dad sounds like a bitch.
    i thought he was alright.

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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by FinishingKick on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:38 pm

    But she's not in middle school.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by T B K on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:45 pm

    Pinthin wrote:Hassay ran really fast times as a 12 year old (okaay I read the comment on that link). If thats true then maybe she wont burn out.
    Hasay won't last. Look at the times she ran @ Foot Locker when she was a Frosh then when she was a senior.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:22 pm

    i had a crazy weird dream with both gabriella jennings and jordan hasay last night. and ashley brasovan. they were playing badminton at the olympics, and then i got my picture with them lol. hasay was pretty bitchy in my dream though. i was sad Sad


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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by The Corrector on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:44 pm

    T B K wrote:
    Pinthin wrote:Hassay ran really fast times as a 12 year old (okaay I read the comment on that link). If thats true then maybe she wont burn out.
    Hasay won't last. Look at the times she ran @ Foot Locker when she was a Frosh then when she was a senior.

    Ignorance at its finest. In cross country, times don't matter... place does. Two completely different races, two completely different strategies, and two completely different days (in terms of weather, water on the course,etc).

    And this girl will not "burn out" if she trains right and keeps it fun. Defar, Dibaba, Adere, Tulu, Kiplagat etc. were all running this much and more as children. Mary Decker, Deena Drossin, and more were all age group phenoms. Somehow I get the feeling some people want her to burn out (or dismiss her talent as "a burn out case")... she is indeed very talented and I wish her the best in the future (having some online exposure certainly might motivate her!).
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:17 pm

    The Corrector??
    But anyways I agree cross country times very so much between course to course and type of weather. And like I said if Gabriella Jennings is only running 2 1/2 miles a day she probably won't burn out.


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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by runnergirl93 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:57 pm

    whoa. i didnt know they let 10 year olds do this. they should let my 12 year old friend who runs like 18 or 19 something 5k's. shes way faster than me and shes only in like 7th grade..what the heck haha.
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    Re: 10 year old wins high school state meet 3200

    Post by mary XC on Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:35 pm

    hannah wrote:is it terrible that i'm jealous of a 10 year old?
    it's scary how much natural talent she has, and i don't think she's going to burn out either.

    her dad isn't gabe jennings- there is an interview of him on flotrack too.

    just curious, did you see this on dyestat?
    no i found it on RW

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